Thyroid Nodule Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation: Criteria for Becoming a Candidate for a This Procedure.

Thyroid Nodule Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation: Criteria for Becoming a Candidate for a This Procedure.

Thyroid Nodule Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation: Criteria for Becoming a Candidate for a This Procedure.

Thyroid Nodule Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation: Criteria for Becoming a Candidate for a This Procedure.

  1. You have a large thyroid nodule and are not sure you want thyroid surgery.
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  3. Your Nodule is causing you to have local symptoms.
  4. These include pain, tenderness, trouble swallowing liquids or solids, short of breath, change in your voice, and worsening of the symptoms while lying in bed.
  5. There is no symptoms, but you are unhappy with the way the nodule sticks out, and you see it in the mirror or friends ask you about it.
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  7. You have had a neck ultrasound and biopsy which you were told the nodule was not cancer.
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  9. Benign nodule Class II on biopsy
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  11. You need to send me the biopsy report and the ultrasound CD.
  12. Also you must not be overly pain sensitive.
  13. The review of these will tell me if you are a potential candidate.
  14. If you are a possible candidate then we will call you and set up a visit.
  15. After the evaluation the one of following will occur.
  16. A Qof L questionaire for symptoms and one for cosmetic issues will be given before and after the treatment.
  17. I will do a modified exam, take neck pictures, Thyroid tests, and do my own neck ultrasound and second biopsy.
  18. If the biopsy is a benign B Class II you have < 2-3 % cancer risk, and a good candidate for Thyroid RFA.
  19. However, if the repeat FNA is class III an extra test for thyroid cancer is needed
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  21. If that comes back benign you are a candidate, but if the DNA/RNA molecular markers comes back positive your risk for cancer goes up and you are not a candidate.
  22. Thyroid RFA is for benign nodules not ones with a potential cancer needing surgery.
  23. Finally if the markers are negative you are a candidate with <3 % chance of cancer.
  24. You will be on a will call list until we can do your treatment.
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  26. Ideal candidate with a spongiform nodule with a <1% chance of cancer
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  28. Send your reports to Alicia at our secure email at thyroid.manager@protonmail.com.
  29. We will be intouch if you are possible candidate.
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