Thyroid Cancer 101: You have a Small Papillary thyroid Cancer You could be a candidate for No Surgery just active followup.

Thyroid Cancer 101: You have a Small Papillary thyroid Cancer You could be a candidate for No Surgery just active followup.

Thyroid Cancer 101: You have a Small Papillary thyroid Cancer You could be a candidate for No Surgery just active followup.

Thyroid Cancer 101: You have a Small Papillary thyroid Cancer. You could be a candidate for No Surgery just active surveillance followup AS.

Dr.Guttler’s Comments:

  1. Risk based on size, location inside the thyroid gland, patient’s age, and other diseases limiting surgery.
  2. <1.5 cm is the maximum size for AS.
  3. Tumor near capsule or in thin area of the isthmus.
  4. Young age is a negative as there are more lymph node disease later causing a need for rescue surgery.
  5. Willingness to accept AS instead of surgery.
  6. Put in 3 categories for AS. Ideal candidate, appropriate, and inappropriate.
  7. The chance for long term AS without later rescue surgery depends on risk evaluation before any therapy is offered.
  8. Call me for evaluation for possible AS instead of immediate surgery for your small <1.5 cm papillary thyroid cancer.
  9. There are some who don’t want surgery but also are nervous to have a small cancer in the neck for years. Ethanol ablation as shown in a recent study by Dr.Ian Hay could ablation the microcancer.
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  11. 310-393-8860 or thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for evaluation for AS and also for ethanol ablation as alternatives to surgery for < 1.5 cm cancers.
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