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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 »
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 »
October 15th- 19th Updates Octob... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm October 15th- 19th Updates October 15 - I got a call from MD Anderson telling me I have an appointment on November 3rd at 9am. To be honest, I was quite shocked because the last I heard my endo (Dr L) was just talking to them and trying to refer me. I never got to say whether or not I even wanted to go to MD Anderson. So anyway- the lady ... 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 »
Kids' Calcitonin Results For Can... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Kids' Calcitonin Results For Cancer Dr. L called me today with BigB and Sis's calcitonin level results. Calcitonin is what they test to see if the medullary cancer is present/has started. Normal levels are 5 or under. She said that Big B is at 28 and Sis is at 24 meaning that although the numbers are low.... the medullary cancer has star ... Read on »
What Should You do if your Primary Care, or Endocrinologist tell You that Your Blood Calcium is Elevated and you need Surgery to by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment The most common cause is over-active parathyroid gland activity. Usually a single non cancerous tumor called a parathyroid adenoma. The screening testing is easy. Calcium, parathyroid hormone, and urine studies for calcium and creatine. But once the diagnosis is made the next step is not as easy. The location of the tumor can be anywhere in the n ... Read on »
What is Thyroid Cancer Ultrasound Lymph Node Mapping, and why do I need to have one BEFORE my Cancer Surgery? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 6 Comments Prior to the new approach to thyroid cancer, the radio-iodine whole body scan WBS, was the mainstay of diagnostic cancer studies. Along came highly sensitive cancer markers, Thyroglobulin TG, and the TG antibody. The WBS was poor at detecting recurrence. The addition of the newer high frequency ultrasound was better at finding recurrences, than the ... Read on »
HYPERTHYROIDISM, CATS ON A LEASH, WINTER TRAVEL TIPS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Dec 2010 12:00am Now that December has arrived, it's time to consider Helpful Buckeye's "Winter Travel Tips." Top 5 Winter Travel Tips A winter vacation can be a wonderful change of scenery for you and your dog. But like any trip, you must plan ahead and take certain precautions. Here are five simple things you can do to make winter travel with your ... 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 »