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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife had radiation in 99'for her thyroid and 11yrs later it has came back her doctor says she have a big goitar and they want to remove it with surgery are they able to after she had radiation 11 yrs ago??
Doctor :   yes, they can
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   well surgery will allow a close look and excision of the thyroid tumor
User :   her goitar has came back after raditaion is that normal
Doctor :   henct better teatment can be expected
Doctor :   and i think surgery will be coupled with radiotherapy
Doctor :   this time in the treatment]
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   radiotheraqpy followed by surgery
Doctor :   no its not normal for the tumor to appear but its commonly encountered
User :   ok she is going for a ultrasound is that to predict the size and what they want to do?
Doctor :   yes, to predict the size and the morphology of the tumor
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   which will help to excise by surgery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
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