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whole body idonine scan post papilary carcinoma surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   I am the father of XXXXXXXX who is 10 years old and underwent surgery of papilary carcinoma 3 weeks back. now she is to go for whole body idonine scan please advise us.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did she have the surgery?
User :   As this is first is our family history we are scared of the whole thing pls advice us of risk , she had the surgery on 23 rd of last month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she have total thyroidectomy?
User :   Yes she had thyroid glad and left noudles and below also removed. and in MRI scan it showed no where spread.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   papillary carcinome usually has a good prognosis
Doctor :   its not familial as some thyroid cancers are
Doctor :   what medications is she taking now?
User :   as on now no medications is given
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they mention the stage of her tumour?
Doctor :   is it stage 1 or stage 2?
User :   I think they said it was 1 st stage, and after the whole body scan only which is on wed they said they will tell us of futher teretment
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if it is limited to the thyroid only
Doctor :   its called stage 1
Doctor :   it usually doesnt require further tratment
Doctor :   if there is any distant spread then
Doctor :   they may plan for radio iodine therapy or chemotherapy
User :   only to the left nodule
Doctor :   ok
User :   is ther any risk in radio iodine therapy
Doctor :   she should be evaluated for every 6-12 minths regualrly
Doctor :   its necessary
Doctor :   to cure any spread
Doctor :   'it has some ocmplications like gi upset
Doctor :   but its necessary
Doctor :   the benefits otweigh the side effects
Doctor :   as she is a small kid the prognosis would be good
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
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User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   regular follow up is necessary
Doctor :   with adequate treatment she can have a normal life
User :   thanking you sir
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Doctor :   ok
Doctor Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no thanking you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u r welcome
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