Thyroid Cancer 101: Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Three Sisters

Thyroid Cancer 101: Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Three Sisters

Thyroid Cancer 101: Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Three Sisters

Thyroid Cancer 101: Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Three Sisters

Dr.Guttler’s comments:

  1.  Three sisters raised in New York state were each diagnosed with thyroid cancer, all in a relatively short period of time.
  2. The sisters are now concerned with how many neighbors and other locals that have been contacting them have similar thyroid issues.
  3. The sister should be worried for their children, aunts uncles, brothers and parents not neighbors.
  4. The answer is zero. Family thyroid cancer occurs in two cancer types.
  5. Medullary  MCT and non medullary familial papillary thyroid cancer FNMPTC.
  6. A family history of thyroid cancer is the key not living near cancer patients.
  7. MCT has a genetic mutation called RET oncogene.
  8. NMFPTC is found by screening first degree relatives for nodules by ultrasound as there is not blood marker as in MCT.
  9. Screening for FNMPTC is available at my center.
  10. 310-393-8860 or thyroid.manager@protonmail.com
  11. Dr.G.
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