Can Graves disease lead to cancer?
Patients with Graves’ disease (GD) are at a 2.5 times higher risk of developing thyroid cancer than the general population.
Does Graves disease shorten your life?
Graves’ disease is rarely life-threatening. However, without treatment, it can lead to heart problems and weak and brittle bones. Graves’ disease is known as an autoimmune disorder. That’s because with the disease, your immune system attacks your thyroid — a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck.
Will I have Graves disease forever?
Graves’ disease is a lifelong condition. However, treatments can keep the thyroid gland in check. Medical care may even make the disease temporarily go away (remission):
Can thyroid cause breast lumps?
Women with nodular thyroid disease (NTD) or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) face a higher risk of developing benign breast diseases, such as fibrocystic breast changes, the results of a recent study have indicated.
Can radiation for breast cancer affect thyroid?
Conclusion: Radiotherapy is associated with a higher incidence of thyroid toxicity in breast cancer patients. Routine thyroid function monitoring should be recommended in such cases.
Does Graves disease qualify for disability?
Graves’ disease is not included as a separate disability listing, but it might cause other impairments that are covered by disability listings. If you have signs of arrhythmia (an irregular heart beat), you may qualify for a disability under Listing 4.05, Recurrent Arrhythmias.
Can Graves disease cause skin problems?
Rarely, people with Graves’ disease develop Graves’ dermopathy, a skin condition characterized by red, swollen skin, usually on the shins and tops of the feet. The texture of the affected skin may be similar to that of an orange peel. Doctors may also refer to the condition as pretibial myxedema.
Can your eyes go back to normal with Graves disease?
Although less variable than eyelid retraction, the protrusion of the eye can return to normal on its own. After being stable for several months or more, it is sometimes desirable to surgically move the eye into a more normal position.