LIVE HEALTH CHAT THYROID:  Thyroid Disorders: When Your Thyroid Malfunctions

May 24, 2009 - 3 comments
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THYROID DISORDERS:  WHEN YOUR THYROID MALFUNCTIONS

    ►   Wednesday Jun 03, 2009, 07:00PM - 08:00PM (EST) Mark Lupo, M.D.

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Come join Dr. Lupo in an hour long chat discussing Thyroid Cancer, Grave's Disease, Hashimoto's, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid diseases, symptoms, medications and treatments, including thyroid surgery, Radioactive Iodine treatment (RAI), fine needle aspiration (FNA) and thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH).

Mark A. Lupo, M.D. is board-certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine and has a subspecialty focus in thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Dr. Lupo is President of the Academy of Clinical Thyroidologists (2008-2009), member of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE), AACE Nuclear Medicine Task Force, ATA Programming Committee, Endocrine Society, Florida Medical Association, and American Mensa Society. Dr. Lupo serves as the moderator for the patient-oriented Medhelp International Thyroid Disorders forumc

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We hope you can make it!  No additional software is needed - simply register for the health chat and you'll get a reminder e-mail as well as the health chat can be clicked on through My Shortcuts on the upper right hand side of the page.

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Stella5349, Laura1967 & ChitChatNine


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by Puppe, Aug 12, 2009
My wife 30yo and I just recently had a little baby girl.  During the course of her pregnancy the Endocrinologist noticed nodules around her Thyroid region.  They monitored the nodules during the pregnancy and then after three months following the birth of our baby girl, they performed some more test (i.e., lab work, biopsy, etc.).  They determined at that time, they were going to surgically remove the nodules from the Thyroid region.  Come to find out in the surgery room the neighboring lymph node also has metastasized and tested positive for Papillary Carcinoma.  The mass that was removed in the Lymph Node was 1.5cm in size and a 1mm in the Thyroid, so they determined the cancer originated in the Lymph Node and not the Thyroid.  My wife has done the iodine free diet for two weeks and recently had her Thyroglobulin level re-checked and the physician just informed us last night that it’s at 26 and it needs to be lower than a 2.

Question:
1. What should we expect going forward another surgery since the Thyroglobulin level is so high and the iodine radiation probably will not reduce the level below a 2?
2. Is this more serious than cancer that has originated in the Thyroid?
3. Should we be prepared for a long arduous fight?

I can not really find any information where it shows that the cancer originated in the Lymph Node and spread to the Thyroid and is currently somewhere else in her body due to the Thyroglobulin level being 26, following bilateral Thyroidectomy and removal of a Lymph Node.


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by ChitChatNine, Aug 12, 2009
Hi,  you can repost on the Expert Forum that is answered by Dr. Mark Lupo if you'd like .. I'll repost the link and/or post on our community that is patient to patient.  I am sorry your wife is having a rough go of things right now andyour ?'s are really great ones, indeed.

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by ChitChatNine, Aug 12, 2009
Here are the links:

Dr Lupo's expert forum
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Thyroid/show/120

Thyroid Community
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Thyroid-Disorders/show/73


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