Cancer sufferer, 29, reveals she was made to feel like a 'hypochondriac' for three years by a GP

Rebecca Hetherington, now 29, from Newcastle, started to feel unwell in 2013. She was diagnosed with stage two metastatic papillary thyroid cancer on May 17 2016 after a locum GP referred her for a scan.
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Conclusions: In MTC patients with increased Ctn and no known distant metastases, F-18-Dopa PET/CT is more sensitive to detect structural disease than any other imaging modality, including WB MRI. PMID: 31530235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Moran Amit Recurrent, metastatic disease represents the most frequent cause of death for patients with thyroid cancer, and radioactive iodine (RAI) remains a mainstay of therapy for these patients. Unfortunately, many thyroid cancer patients have tumors that no longer trap iodine, and hence are refractory to RAI, heralding a poor prognosis. RAI-refractory (RAI-R) cancer cells result from the loss of thyroid differentiation features, such as iodide uptake and organification. This loss of differentiation features correlates with the degree of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, which is higher in tumors...
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Dr Emad Kandil (New Orleans, LA): I think we need to be very careful about the issue of active surveillance. Look at what we learned from prostate cancer. If you tell patients that it's not a big deal and just to follow up, 20% will stop seeing you after one year. That's what happened with prostate cancer. When you look at the Kuma data, they showed also that ideally you should do CAT scans in order to see extrathyroidal extension. Are we really going to order a CAT scan for every thyroid nodule?
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Authors: Lee EK, Kim SM, Kim BH, Kim MJ, Lim DJ, Kim MH, Shin DY, Kang HC, Ahn BC, Kim SW, Ahn HY, Park YJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) recently approved for treating radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer, has been shown to delay disease progression and provide meaningful benefit for overall survival. However, there is no predictive marker for response to lenvatinib before initiating treatment. We comprehensively analyzed clinical and radiological parameters to predict response to lenvatinib using lesion-based assessments. METHODS: Medical records were...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
The number of Computed Tomography (CT) examinations is rapidly increasing due to the continuous technological improvements that allow fast exams and high image quality [1 –3]. However CT radiation dose is considered to be higher compared to the rest medical imaging modalities [4]. It is estimated that about 10% of 100 million CT exams per year is performed on patients less than 18 years old [5,6]. Available risk estimates suggest that pediatric CT will result in significantly increased risk of developing radiation-induced malignancies, including leukemia, brain, breast, skin, and thyroid cancer, due to the long lif...
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We report a unique case of nodal MCC in head and neck lesions with an unknown primary. A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our department with a right submandibular mass. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed and indicated malignancy. F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) demonstrated abnormal accumulation in the right submandibular lymph node, right palatine tonsil, and right thyroid gland. For diagnostics and treatment, bilateral selective neck lymph node dissection, right tonsillectomy, and right thyroidectomy were performed. Histopathological examination revealed that most parts of the subman...
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