Thyroid Cancer Community
Scan showed uptake in lymph nodes?
About This Community:

Thyroid cancer is a thyroid tumor that is malignant. Discuss topics including symptoms, treatments, surgical options and living with thyroid cancer.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Scan showed uptake in lymph nodes?

My grandmother had her second round of radiation (Hurtle cell), and this time her scan showed uptake in the lymph nodes in the neck (up around the ear area). The doctor said for now they're going to watch the area with regular CT scans and see what happens.

Does that mean the cancer may be spreading?
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Yes, it could mean that the cancer is spreading, though this would need to be followed-up with further testing for confirmation.

Take  care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Guppy70
Fort Collins, CO
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland