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Q&A Session at Wellsphere.com by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 08 Oct 2011 2:52pm I had a total thyroidectomy and total hysterectomy within two months of each other less than a year ago. I'm experiencing dizzin   Follow @alvinblin Read on »
Bret and Chelle's Thyroidectomie... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Bret and Chelle's Thyroidectomies We left for Atlanta around 10am on Tuesday, March 29th so that we could get to town fairly early and get settled into the Ronald McDonald House. I was also suppose to meet up with some of the ladies from Amity but thanks to traffic on the way up we ended up not getting to RMH until 2pm so I had to miss out. ... Read on »
Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (O... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (October 1st-14th Updates) October 1st - the biopsy came back... abnormal. And not just abnormal but "abnormal for being abnormal". I had to have blood drawn today to test for a rare form of cancer (medullary thyroid cancer) and no matter what I have to have a complete thyroidectomy. They have to take all of it be ... Read on »
November 9th Update On November ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm November 9th Update On November 4th I took all three kids in to get their blood drawn for the MEN2A test. I still hurt from that and I can still hear Lil Man cry "Thomas Help Me" in my head as they drew his blood. I think that will stay with me always as will the look in Sissy's eyes as the needle went in. We should have the results back ... Read on »
88 Year Old with Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do No Harm or Treat? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Case PresentationQuestionWhy are they treating 85-94 year old patients so aggressively? AnswerBecause they have the tools to do it. 88 Y/O male with a 4 cm mass, which was proven to be a follicular variant of papillary cancer. After total thyroidectomy, he was subjected to hormone withdrawal at his age. Well it is no surprise that he was ... Read on »
UCI Healthcare first in the West And California to Use DaVinci Robot for a Thyroidectomy by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 2:58pm We can add one more procedure that is successful and applicable for robotic surgery, thyroid gland.  This is amazing how they make an incision in the armpit so there is no scaring on the neck for the patient at all.  Normally there’s a pretty good sized incision for this procedure.  Also in the news UCI just received a grant from the NIH in re ... Read on »
Thyroidectomy and Severe constipation by Cowgirl 6309 Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 6:29pm Dear readers I had a thyriodectomy 2010 and ever since my life has been depressing. the weight gain , constipation high blood pressure,hair lose and sluggishness has put my through a ringer. I focuse on these things so much i cannot do my work at the job. The thing is I been feeling the sluggish and unable to concentrate for years, Drs couldn't tel ... Read on »
What is a Low Risk Thyroid Cancer, and Do I Need Radiation? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm How do I know if I am very, low risk? If you are <45 years old, Get your pathology report from your surgery. Look for these itemsVery Low Risk is a patient has a single < 1 cm cancer nodule. No lymph node mets. The cell type is not an aggressive type, such as Tall Cell. There is no extension beyond the capsule of the thyroid gland. Then th ... Read on »
Thyroid Cancer: A Lesson in What Can Go Wrong with Multiple Unnecessary Surgeries by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 39 Y/O female has a lump found below her right ear. First problem. A excision biopsy was done by an ENT without any ultrasound, or fine needle biopsy. It was papillary thyroid cancer in a level 2 node. The patient was referred to an endocrinologist. He saw the results of the node biopsy, and told her she needed her thyroid out. Problem #2 There was ... Read on »
Finally Talked To Dr. BC About R... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Finally Talked To Dr. BC About Results I talked to the doctor earlier and the final word is that the liver biopsy DID come back negative meaning there are no medullary TUMORS in my liver. The Octreotide scan showed that the tumor in my small intestine isn't medullary either. So THAT is good news and I'm very happy with that. He confirmed ... Read on »