thyroid cancer/ovarian cancer linked?

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thyroid cancer/ovarian cancer linked?

by Autumn on Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi I am wondering if anyone else who has had either thyroid or ovarian cancer found that they ended up having both in a short period of time?  I just had thyroid cancer and on a scan they found uptake around the bladder turned out to be my ovaries...I have two growths one on either side of my ovaries and now have to have an ultrasound to check them out...I'm terrified that its cancer again!!  Is there anyone out there who can relate to this?  Please respond if you've had this experience either good or bad....thanks so much to everyone on here for your support

Jan

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by JAGFAN1 on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 1/2/2009 Autumn wrote:

Hi I am wondering if anyone else who has had either thyroid or ovarian cancer found that they ended up having both in a short period of time?  I just had thyroid cancer and on a scan they found uptake around the bladder turned out to be my ovaries...I have two growths one on either side of my ovaries and now have to have an ultrasound to check them out...I'm terrified that its cancer again!!  Is there anyone out there who can relate to this?  Please respond if you've had this experience either good or bad....thanks so much to everyone on here for your support

Jan


 

Hi. Not sure if they are linked however, I was diagnosed in March 2006 with Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid. Complete Thyroidectomy was done and everything has looked great since. Oct 2008, I was diagnosed with Uteran cancer and had complete hysterectomy. Will find out in 2 days if additional treatment is needed. I read that by having your ovaries removed, it could cause thyroid cancer.  You may want to discuss with your doctor.  I plan to ask if by removing my ovaries, it increases the chance of my thyroid cancer coming back somewhere else. Can let you know what was said if you like....

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by Autumn on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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Thanks for responding...you sure have been through alot...how are you doing with it all?  I had my ultrasound and now am going in to discuss the findings...they said I have enlarged ovaries and a bulky uterus with a large fibroid in the uterus and fluid...don't know what all this could mean but still scares me...I will ask her about the whole ovary thing though because if I can I want to keep my ovaries so I don't go through complete menopause...good luck and let me know how you are doing...thanks again

Jan

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by JAGFAN1 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:00 AM

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Thanks for asking.  I am doing fine. I am still very tired all of the time but I returned to work today so hopefully, by getting back into my normal routine, I will start to get my energy level up.  My dr advised me that the uteran cancer did not spread and we caught it VERY early. Stage 1 Grade A.  He feels I have a 90% chance of not having a recurrance.  I will keep you in my prayers.  Just remember to be strong and stay positive.  As for full blown menopause, I am in it and it is not that bad.  The hot flashes are the worst but after 3 weeks, I am adjusting to them.  Hey, if that is the worst you have to deal with, I'd take it.  Good luck and let me know what your dr says.  God Bless.

Take care,

Kim

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by materialgirl on Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 1/2/2009 Autumn wrote:

Hi I am wondering if anyone else who has had either thyroid or ovarian cancer found that they ended up having both in a short period of time?  I just had thyroid cancer and on a scan they found uptake around the bladder turned out to be my ovaries...I have two growths one on either side of my ovaries and now have to have an ultrasound to check them out...I'm terrified that its cancer again!!  Is there anyone out there who can relate to this?  Please respond if you've had this experience either good or bad....thanks so much to everyone on here for your support

Jan


I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago ,but I am having symptoms of ovarian cancer and I am getting an ultarsound tommorrow!!I am currently on meds because they removed my thyroid. When I showed concern about the ovarian cancer my  doctors said my risks were low !! I have to be hperthyrooid all the time to supress the cancer in my thyroid so I did a little web search and guess what I found...

 

Hyperthyroidism Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk, journal Epidemiology indicates that a woman with hyperthyroidism has an 80% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, from your Thyroid Guide, Mary Shomon.
by Mary J. Shomon

The March, 2000 issue of the medical journal Epidemiology indicates that a woman with hyperthyroidism has an 80% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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The researchers believe that the connection is related to the inflammation caused by autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The research overall found that a number of factors that cause inflammation in the lining of the ovaries -- conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or even using powder containing talc -- can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. While pregnancy, breastfeeding and birth control pill usage reduced the risk, ovarian cysts increased the risk by 30%; endometriosis by 70% and hyperthyroidism increased the risk by 80%.

This study is the first that has connected hyperthyroidism and ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the ovary. The ovary is the small, almond-shaped organ located on the side of the uterus. The ovary produces female hormones and stores eggs. Ovarian cancer accounts for 4 percent of all cancers in women. In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. An estimated one woman in 55 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 25,500 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year, and 14,500 women die of ovarian cancer.

In addition to hyperthyroidism, what are some of the risk factors for ovarian cancer?

  • Having a close relative - mother, sister, daughter - with breast, ovarian or colon cancer.
  • A history of breast, endometrial, or colon cancer.
  • Uninterrupted ovulation (infertility, never used birth control pills, never been pregnant.
  • Increasing age.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer - bloating, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, unexplained indigestion, gas, bloating -- can be easily overlooked or attributed to other conditions, so it's important to be checked regularly at your annual gynecological checkup. If you are hyperthyroid, or if you have any risk factors for ovarian cancer, you should consider asking your doctor for the CA-125 test, a blood test that can help identify those at increased risk for ovarian cancer, as well as a transvaginal ultrasound.

So I am alittle pissed at the doctor for not knowing this info!! A little scared as well I will post again soon with results!! Let me know what happened!!

  • Having a close relative - mother, sister, daughter - with breast, ovarian or colon cancer.
  • A history of breast, endometrial, or colon cancer.
  • Uninterrupted ovulation (infertility, never used birth control pills, never been pregnant.
  • Increasing age.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer - bloating, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, unexplained indigestion, gas, bloating -- can be easily overlooked or attributed to other conditions, so it's important to be checked regularly at your annual gynecological checkup. If you are hyperthyroid, or if you have any risk factors for ovarian cancer, you should consider asking your doctor for the CA-125 test, a blood test that can help identify those at increased risk for ovarian cancer, as well as a transvaginal ultrasound.

So I am alittle pissed at the doctor for not knowing this info!! A little scared as well I will post again soon with results!! Let me know what happened!!

RE: thyroid cancer/ovarian cancer linked?

by rhoadsclan5 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 05:47 PM

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On Aug 11, 2009 12:00 AM materialgirl wrote:

 

On 1/2/2009 Autumn wrote:

Hi I am wondering if anyone else who has had either thyroid or ovarian cancer found that they ended up having both in a short period of time?  I just had thyroid cancer and on a scan they found uptake around the bladder turned out to be my ovaries...I have two growths one on either side of my ovaries and now have to have an ultrasound to check them out...I'm terrified that its cancer again!!  Is there anyone out there who can relate to this?  Please respond if you've had this experience either good or bad....thanks so much to everyone on here for your support

Jan


I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago ,but I am having symptoms of ovarian cancer and I am getting an ultarsound tommorrow!!I am currently on meds because they removed my thyroid. When I showed concern about the ovarian cancer my  doctors said my risks were low !! I have to be hperthyrooid all the time to supress the cancer in my thyroid so I did a little web search and guess what I found...

 

Hyperthyroidism Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk, journal Epidemiology indicates that a woman with hyperthyroidism has an 80% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, from your Thyroid Guide, Mary Shomon.
by Mary J. Shomon

The March, 2000 issue of the medical journal Epidemiology indicates that a woman with hyperthyroidism has an 80% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Sponsored Links

Stage 4 Cancer TreatmentIncreases Quality of Life in stage IV Cancer Patients. 1-888-500-4673www.OasisOfHope.com

Ovarian CancerFind Ovarian Cancer Info, Options & Ovarian Cancer Recovery.SymptomsGuide.info

Fight Ovarian CancerPeer Reviewed Studies. TumorX Protocols. Testimonials.www.tumorx.com

The researchers believe that the connection is related to the inflammation caused by autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The research overall found that a number of factors that cause inflammation in the lining of the ovaries -- conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or even using powder containing talc -- can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. While pregnancy, breastfeeding and birth control pill usage reduced the risk, ovarian cysts increased the risk by 30%; endometriosis by 70% and hyperthyroidism increased the risk by 80%.

This study is the first that has connected hyperthyroidism and ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the ovary. The ovary is the small, almond-shaped organ located on the side of the uterus. The ovary produces female hormones and stores eggs. Ovarian cancer accounts for 4 percent of all cancers in women. In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. An estimated one woman in 55 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 25,500 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year, and 14,500 women die of ovarian cancer.

In addition to hyperthyroidism, what are some of the risk factors for ovarian cancer?

  • Having a close relative - mother, sister, daughter - with breast, ovarian or colon cancer.
  • A history of breast, endometrial, or colon cancer.
  • Uninterrupted ovulation (infertility, never used birth control pills, never been pregnant.
  • Increasing age.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer - bloating, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, unexplained indigestion, gas, bloating -- can be easily overlooked or attributed to other conditions, so it's important to be checked regularly at your annual gynecological checkup. If you are hyperthyroid, or if you have any risk factors for ovarian cancer, you should consider asking your doctor for the CA-125 test, a blood test that can help identify those at increased risk for ovarian cancer, as well as a transvaginal ultrasound.

So I am alittle pissed at the doctor for not knowing this info!! A little scared as well I will post again soon with results!! Let me know what happened!!

  • Having a close relative - mother, sister, daughter - with breast, ovarian or colon cancer.
  • A history of breast, endometrial, or colon cancer.
  • Uninterrupted ovulation (infertility, never used birth control pills, never been pregnant.
  • Increasing age.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer - bloating, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, unexplained indigestion, gas, bloating -- can be easily overlooked or attributed to other conditions, so it's important to be checked regularly at your annual gynecological checkup. If you are hyperthyroid, or if you have any risk factors for ovarian cancer, you should consider asking your doctor for the CA-125 test, a blood test that can help identify those at increased risk for ovarian cancer, as well as a transvaginal ultrasound.

So I am alittle pissed at the doctor for not knowing this info!! A little scared as well I will post again soon with results!! Let me know what happened!!

I had surgery for ovarian cancer last October. A football sized mass was removed. Stage 1 Grandulosa Stromal cell cancer of the ovary was what I was doagnosed with. At the same time my doctor was watching my thyroid levels. shortly after I was dianosed with hypothyroidism. Last week I had surgery for papillary thyroid cancer.

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by hope2be on Thu Feb 21, 2013 06:26 PM

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Hello Ladies! 

I would like to first say that I am praying for you both! Secondly, I am so happy that I found this message board! I am so scared and can't find anyone else who relates.

I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, had surgery and treatment all in 2012. I have recently discovered 2 lumps, one on each side of my pelvic area and I am terrified!

I am due for another biopsy on other lumps which have popped up in my throat area, at which time the 2 additional lumps in my pelvic area will be examined.

Last year, during my examinations there was a cyst or something that resembled a cyst on or newar my right ovary - it was never examined/biopsied. I am terrified of what is in store -  

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by tracyandfrank on Fri Sep 05, 2014 01:49 PM

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I had thyroid cancer both papillary and follicular carcinoma diagnosed February 2012. Since December 2012 they have followed me for 3 lumps in my right Breast. As of two months ago they found a 2.1 cm complex cyst on my right ovary. I had to go back yesturday to see if it was still there and of course it was. I am now waiting on that report to find out what the next step is to take.

I wanted to thank you for your information. I do have a close family history of colon and ovarian cancer. The sad thing is I can't seem to get my doctor to do the blood test.

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by GEMLUVR on Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:30 AM

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On Sep 05, 2014 1:49 PM tracyandfrank wrote:

I had thyroid cancer both papillary and follicular carcinoma diagnosed February 2012. Since December 2012 they have followed me for 3 lumps in my right Breast. As of two months ago they found a 2.1 cm complex cyst on my right ovary. I had to go back yesturday to see if it was still there and of course it was. I am now waiting on that report to find out what the next step is to take.

I wanted to thank you for your information. I do have a close family history of colon and ovarian cancer. The sad thing is I can't seem to get my doctor to do the blood test.

Within 3 weeks in April/May 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, and thyroid cancer (follicular variant).  All three are primary cancers.  I do not know if thyroid cancer is linked to ovarian cancer but there does seem to be a strong coincidence present.  Since May 30th, I have had a lumpectomy (stage IIb invasive ductal carcinoma with one positive lymph node), a total hysterectomy (stage I), and have completed 2 of 4 rounds of TC chemotherapy.  I am in the middle of round 3 of chemo (it is kicking my tail).  I have 6 weeks of radiation to follow chemo.  After that I will have the thyroidectomy, probably followed by iodine radiation therapy. 

All my doctors and oncologists have told me that they have never had or heard of one patient having 3 primary cancers at the same time.

At this point I am tired of being unique but cannot find another person who has gone through something similar.

The good news is the surgery is all well tolerated.  The doctors are all very positive about beating these cancers.

Which blood test do you want your doctor to perform, there are many?  My doctors ran genetic testing and I can back negative for all 26 genetic abnormalities they were checking for including BRCA1, BRCA2, and PTEN. 

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