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Old 01-20-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Question thyroid Antibodies

Hi board buddies, not sure if i asked this before or if anyone knows but is it possible to not have antibodies show up in thyroid blood work and still have cancer, Hashmitos disease and or graves?

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Re: thyroid Antibodies

Hi Missy,

I'm going from the top of my head on this one so anyone feel free to correct me.

It would be almost impossible that you would have graves if you do not show either TSI and/or TRAb and/or TPO antibodies and there's a few t's that are rarer that I don't remember.

It would be very unlikely that you would have hashis if you do not have TPO and/or TG antibodies but it has also been known to be found on biopsy without antibodies showing in the blood.

Cancer is found by fna biopsy or during surgery. I think there's an antibody they follow after surgery to make sure there's no remaining thyroid tissue but I think its a thyroid antibody and not a cancer antibody.

Hope you're doing well.

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Old 01-20-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: thyroid Antibodies

Helen, thanks for the info, i just wasn't sure that if you had an antibody blood test that is antibodies weren't present if you could still have cancer if though the blood work was negative for antibodies! And basically you would have to have more than just a TSH blood workup to find out about the others?

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Re: thyroid Antibodies

Missy,

Yes you can have cancer without antibodies. But, cancer also almost never causes hyper. You're hyper. Nodules can often cause hyper.

Yes, you need more than just TSH to check for antibodies. You need antibody tests.

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