Cancer & Tumors Clinical Cases

Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma: The Case of Ciara

Written by Claudia De Rosa

A case of follicular thyroid carcinoma treated with homeopathy.

Date: March 18, 2010

Woman, age 42

Presenting Complaints:

  • Lump in the front of the neck near the Adam’s apple;
  • Hoarseness and difficulty speaking in a normal voice
  • Swollen lymph nodes (especially in the neck)
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • Chronic persistent cough

METHODOLOGY USED: Constitutional prescribing associated with organ support therapy.

BRIEF OUTLINE of CIARA’S CASE:

Woman, aged 42.

First Consultation: March 18th, 2010

Conventional Investigations:

  • CEA Blood Test
  • Physical examination by her GP
  • X-rays
  • CT scan
  • PET scan
  • Ultrasound

Conventional Diagnosis: Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma

Case:

follicular-thyroid-cancer

Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma was diagnosed 18 months before. Past conventional treatments included TSH hormone replacement therapy and radiotherapy for 14 months. The patient was still taking TSH at time of first consultation.

Constitutional Prescribing

Repertorization indicated Calcarea carb, Lachesis and Lycopodium as the uppermost remedies. However, striking keynotes and her emotional state referred to Ignatia amara.

Ignatia LM1 was prescribed along with Thyroidinum in descending potencies: one pill of 1M, 200C and 30C on first day; 12C, 9C and 6C on second day; Turquoise remedy 6x

Miasmatic evaluation: active Sycotic miasm, latent Psoric miasm.

Follow ups:

Date

Rx

Comments

March 18th , 2010

Ignatia Lm1 ,

1 teaspoon daily for 4 weeks

Thyroidinum

1 pill on first day: 6C, 9C, 12C

1 pill on first day: 30C, 200C, 1M

Turquoise remedy 6x

1 pill 6x daily for 30 days

Attached medical reports:

CEA Blood Test: 12ng/ml

Physical examination by her GP

Blood test:

T3: 11, 2 pg/ml

T4: 32,1 pg/ml

TG: 12,8 ng/ml

CT: 23,1 pg/ml

TSH: 19 mU/l

X-rays
CT scan, PET scan,Ultrasound: 2,1 cm

May 3rd, 2010

Ignatia Lm2 ,

1 teaspoon daily for 4 weeks

Thyroidinum 3X

1 pill daily for 30 days

Turquoise remedy 6x

1 pill 6x daily for 30 days

After 6 wks since the first consultation, patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 10,8 pg/ml

T4: 31,4 pg/ml

TG: 11,8 ng/ml

CT: 21,4 pg/ml

TSH: 19 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 12ng/ml
Ultrasound: 1,95 cm Slight amelioration of presenting complaints

June14th, 2010

Ignatia Lm3 ,

1 teaspoon daily for 4 weeks

Thyroidinum 3X

1 pill daily for 30 days

Turquoise remedy 6x

1 pill 6x daily for 30 days

1 pill 6x daily for 15 days

On third follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 9.3 pg/ml

T4: 27,5 pg/ml

TG: 10.9 ng/ml

CT: 20,2 pg/ml

TSH: 18 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 9,1 ng/ml
Ultrasound: 1,95 cm Improvement of initial presenting complaints

July 26nd, 2010

Ignatia Lm3 ,

1 teaspoon daily for 4 weeks

Thyroidinum 3X

1 pill daily for 30 days

Turquoise remedy 6x

1 pill 6x daily for 30 days

1 pill 6x daily for 15 days

On fourth follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 8,1 pg/ml

T4: 25,6 pg/ml

TG: 9,2 ng/ml

CT: 18,6 pg/ml

TSH: 17,1 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 7,9 ng/ml
Ultrasound: 0,8 cm Major improvement of presenting complaints

September 8th,2010

Turquoise remedy 6x

1 pill 6x daily for 30 days

1 pill 6x daily for 15 days

 

On fifth follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 7,6 pg/ml

T4: 22,1 pg/ml

TG: 7,4 ng/ml

CT: 16,3 pg/ml

TSH: 16,9 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 5,2 ng/ml
Ultrasound: 0,4 cm Major improvement of presenting complaints

October 22nd ,2010

No repetition needed

On 6th follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 5,7 pg/ml

T4: 19,3 pg/ml

TG: 6,8 ng/ml

CT: 16,1 pg/ml

TSH: 15,9 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 4,9 ng/mlUltrasound: 0,4 cm

December 30th,2010

No repetition needed

On 7th follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 4,9 pg/ml

T4: 15,7 pg/ml

TG: 6,1ng/ml

CT: 14,2 pg/ml

TSH: 14,6 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 2,3 ng/mlUltrasound: 0,2 cm

March 30th,2011

No repetition needed

On 8th follow patient reports:

Blood test:T3: 4,9 pg/ml

T4: 15,6 pg/ml

TG: 6,1ng/ml

CT: 14,1 pg/ml

TSH: 14,3 mU/l

CEA Blood Test: 2,2 ng/mlUltrasound: no sign of nodule

© 2011 Claudia De Rosa, DHom Pr

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Claudia De Rosa

Claudia De Rosa is a Classical Homeopath, qualified Nutritionist and Psychologist. She is author of five E- Books. Visit Claudia De Rosa at her Website : http://www.claudiaderosa.com/

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