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    Yeap, TSH suppresion helps. The reason for that is that most ThyCa are DTC (D for Differentiated), meaning that the mutated cells are not much apart from normal thyrodean cells and preserve some or most of their characteristics. One of them is to be more "excited" in the presence of TSH and more "calm" when TSH is suppresed. TSH suppresion is not much useful for ATC (A for Anaplastic) exactly because those cells...

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      While the mechanism for LDN is yet unknown, which doesn't make a case for its use in support therapy, ThyCa is known for recurrence. Before being diagnosed with Stage IV, I was on TSH suppression, which is a known way to reduce recurrence. I'm still is, and I expect to be on it forever. I haven't made my mind yet for whether to also be on LDN for therapy support, but first I need to kill the enemy at hand.  ...

      Sunday at 5:07 PM view post
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        Both are true; the good thing is that more real threats are being early diagnosed giving a number of people more quality of life. The bad thing is that more people are getting concerned about non-threats, because now they know them, and overall cost of medicine is increasing, putting a strain on public resources and private family budgets. ?? As for your latest question, what was recently found was a connection betw...

        Sunday at 2:12 PM view post
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          High TSH is unexpected during pregnancy, so the reasons for it are likely unrelated to the fetus. It may be related to the previous thyroid cancer, or not...  ... shouldn't an MD take a look at her ?

          Sunday at 2:09 PM view post
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            Even though RAI will not cure every possible cancer, the guidelines establishing where it is worthwile are clear in including your case as one to do it. The little time of isolation is a very minor price to pay for the added chances of recovery. And it was funny to me when I accidentally came near a physicist and he jumped back in fear... I felt like Spiderman. ;-)

            March 12 at 5:41 PM view post
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              Wasn't this advice constrained to an specific point in time where you would or could be doing a procedure with iodine, like WBS or RAI ? 

              March 12 at 5:32 PM view post
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                There is indeed a bias where cancer groups are sought for by those with worse diags. Take me as an example: I have been dealing with ThyCa since 2012, but only got to this forum after being diagnosed with Stage IV some years later.  As for percentages and risks, they apply to populations; for you, what matters is your case. So a focus on determining, to the best of medical technology, what your case is or isn't...

                March 12 at 5:30 PM view post
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                  Suspicious nodules became an usual diagnostic due to advances in medical imaging. Do not suffer by anticipation until it's confirmed as a threat to your health. 

                  March 12 at 5:23 PM view post
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                    - I wouldn't say it shrunk, but it's stable. - No blood flow is a good sign, but Thyroid tumors require so little to grow that it's not authoritative.  - Microcalcifications indicate an immune response to somewhat your immune thought it was worth fighting. Cells that don't die, also known as cancer, is one of those, but not the only possibility.  While I don't think you can rule out cancer, it's hard to ...

                    February 28 at 11:21 PM view post
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                      OS rates reflect the science available when they were measured; mostly, surgery, radio and chemo. Immune and targerted therapies have been increasing life spans, but this has yet to be captured in reference studies. 

                      February 22 at 9:46 PM view post
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                      Thyroid Cancer
                      After Treatment, Alternative Treatments, Biotherapy, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Conventional Treatments, Diagnostic Imaging, Diet, Emotional Support, Genetics, Hormone Therapy, Image Enhancement, Insurance, Lifestyle, Local Hyperthermia, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Photodynamic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiation, Side Effects, Spiritual Support, Supplements, Surgery

                      I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in 2012, had 2 hemithyroidectomies and was hopeful that I would make a full recovery. After radioactive iodine there was still traces of Thyroglobulin with no findings in PET/CT, until end of 2016, when I was diagnosed with lung metastases. Genomics testing indicate NRAS mutation, and let's see what can be done to fight this formidable foo.
                      After receiving LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) and High Dosage Vitamin D, the exponential growth curve has turned to a slow decline, showing incredible results of this very simple, cheap and effective treatment.
                      Now adding alpha-lipoic acid to the combo, but it's soon to say if it helps or not.

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