Thyroid No Cancer Road Map: What to Do if You Have a “Look A Like Tumor” NIFT-P That is Not a Cancer in 2017.

Thyroid No Cancer Road Map: What to Do if You Have a “Look A Like Tumor” NIFT-P That is Not a Cancer in 2017.

Thyroid No Cancer Road Map: What to Do if You Have a “Look A Like Tumor” NIFT-P That is Not a Cancer in 2017.

Thyroid No Cancer Road Map: What to Do if You Have a “Look A Like Tumor” NIFT-P That is Not a Cancer in 2017.

Non-invasive follicular tumor with papillary like cells.

                                                 NIFT-P

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  1. This tumor used to be called follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer.
  2. This resulted in many cases having your total thyroid removed and radiation therapy.
  3. Recent re-evaluation found that these did not spread or lead to deaths.
  4. The renamed NIFT-P effects about 1/6 of the cancers in the USA.
  5. Instead of 65,000 new cancer cases the number goes down 56,000.
  6. How do I know if I have a NIFT-P tumor?
  7. The Needle biopsy would be called cancer, or suspicious for NIFT-P.
  8. The difference between a NIFT-P and a real cancer is that it is self contained and is non -invasive.
  9. To prove it is a NIFT-P you need a lobectomy at the present time to make sure their is no capsule invasion.
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  11. Future research may find a way to diagnose NIFT-P without the lobectomy.
  12. If the final pathology is evaluated by careful “slice and dice” of the capsule and there is no invasion, you have a NIFT-P. and not papillary thyroid cancer.
  13. This finding set you free.
  14. You do not have cancer.
  15. You should not anyone try to talk you into removal of the other lobe or give you radioiodine therapy.61dyjtvhrml-_ac_ul130_
  16. Always good to get the slides reviewed by an outside expert.
  17. You don’t need cancer surveillance
  18. You don’t need thyroid cancer ultrasound or marker testing yearly.
  19. You will not have cancer listed on your medical insurance.
  20. If there is no disease in the remaining lobe you may not even need thyroid hormone.
  21. However, many have Hashimoto’s in the remaining lobe and need thyroid hormone therapy.
  22. If you have only one lobe you must be careful to avoid supplements with iodine.
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  25. Iodide induced hypothyroidism and nodules can occur in your remaining lobe.
  26. Well you have dodged a bullet and do not have cancer.
  27. Take a deep breath and be happy you can’t become a patient with total thyroidectomy or radioiodine complications, or go bankrupt as is the fate of many thyroid cancer patients.
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  32. If you have a potential NIFT-P and are told to have a total thyroidectomy please get another opinion.
  33. Call Matt at 310-393-8860 or thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for details about NIFT-P evaluation.
  34. Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU
  35. thyroid.com
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