Does Your Thyroid Cancer Look Like These Examples? These Are Low Risk Small Tumors That Can Avoid or Defer Thyroid Surgery For Active Surveillance or Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation.
Micro-papillary cancer located away from the capsule. Good candidate for observation and deferred surgery if needed or ablation methods with either ethanol PEI or thyroid radioferquency RFA.
Many patients drop out of active surveillance after they sign up and go to surgery. Alternative pathway is to have the micro-tumor ablated by either ethanol PEI or thyroid RFA.
Micropapillary for active surveillance or alternative therapy with Ethanol PEI or Thyroid RFA
Another good candidate for active surveillance or ablation over
Micro-papillary cancer candidate no immediate surgery,
active surveillance or alternative ethanol or thyroid RFA ablation.
This one is not a good candidate for alternative methods.
It is in the isthmus and too close to the thyroid capsule.
Dr.Ian Hay from Mayo clinic presenting his data on ethanol ablation for micro-papillary cancers that were candidates for observation instead of surgery but the patients did not want the long period of time with the cancer in the neck.They opted for a third track of ethanol ablation on their micropapillary cancer.
Ethanol ablation therapy for micro-papillary cancers considered candidates for active surveillance can be obtained at Mayo clinic, and at Santa Monica Thyroid Center.
They could be treated with Thyroid radiofrequency ablation RFA. Insist that you get referred to an interventional thyroidologist who can arrange a short visit to Italy or Korea for Thyroid RFA after the evaluation is done in the USA.
It is hard to believe that the richest country still does not have thyroid friendly RFA system to treat you here. FDA has been dragging their feet in approval which is now due in March 2018. Call me for details.310-393-8860 or [email protected]
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU
Get mad as hell and send a letter to the FDA demanding they approve thyroid friendly systems from Korea, so we can join the rest of the world in having a safe alternative to the present referral to surgery.