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Re: Natural Remedies for Thyroid Cancer?

Re: Natural Remedies for Thyroid Cancer?

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Posted by penny on October 15, 2000 at 15:52:44:

In Reply to: Re: Natural Remedies for Thyroid Cancer? posted by Paula on October 12, 2000 at 18:43:40:

Hi Eileen,

Paula has some great advice. For a nutritional approach check out

Good luck,


: : I've recently been diagnosed with papillary adenocarcinoma. Have autoimmune thyroiditis with a nodule that showed abnormal cells on needle biopsy. All blood thyroid levels are in the mid-range of normal; only the thyroid peroxidase antibodies are high. Surgeons want a total thyroidectomy ASAP, but endocrinologist says I can take a little time to think things through. Has anyone successfully used natural remedies to reduce nodules and/or keep the abnormal cells in check? My acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist believes he can help me, and I'm in no hurry to remove a thyroid that seems to work. But there is that big scary "C" word. (Can't know if the thyroid is infiltrated with cancer unless they cut me open. Catch-22.) Accepting any suggestions/war stories. Thanks.

: Eileen

: You more than likely do have time to explore different treatments. I am sure someone explained to you that thyroid cancers, for the most part, are very slow growing. Rapid growing cancers generally are lethal since they are discovered before anything could be done. I had my thyroid removed since it was putting so much pressure on my traechea that I was having trouble swallowing. However, the surgeon did scare me about cancer. The biopsy performed while I was on the table was indeterminant, so they took both lobes. This was very likely not neccessary since the good side could have taken over and provided me with enough hormone.

: Don't be pressured into this surgery with out talking to other doctors. See if you can find one that uses nutritional solutions as well as drug therapies. If you do need to have surgery, you may just need to have one side removed. If your endocrinologist says you have some time to think about it, I am sure that you do. Use the time to get more opinions, read and research.

: Best of Luck to you- Paula

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