• joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    7 months ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Received I-131 (radioactive iodine); received a total of 3 treatment doses over 3 years. I experienced some immediate side effects (...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. 8 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had Radiation to my head, neck, and chest in 1984 when I was 10 years old as a part of my treatment for Leukemia.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Thycan
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (als...
    9 months ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    100 Mci of RAI, isolated in hospital two and a half days

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Mslalae319
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    over 1 year ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I wasn't aware of the small changes like taste of certain foods, smells, and cravings. I had a few skin reactions and challenges wi...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • myork38
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    about 2 years ago
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    Radiation

    I had to stay away from my family for two weeks. It was the hardest thing I had to do.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JDupre
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, Th...
    about 3 years ago
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    Radioactive Iodine Therapy

    Radiation

    I have not experienced side effects from the radioactive iodine. Having to be kept in isolation for 5 days was not much fun and know...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • ludmila
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    over 3 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    The doctors are thinking that a radiation didn't work...but again they are thinking to give me a radioactive pill again-third time.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    The internal radiation caused a lot of pain at the sight of the tumor (where it was removed). I also experienced some nausea, but no...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Had to avoid contact with people for 3 days (not in the hospital). My dogs had to go to the kennel during that time too.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • netadm2001
    • Experience with Follicular Variant ...
    about 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    felt rotten and could not be around my family for a week

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • cheryl888
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma,...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radioactive iodine treatment

    Radiation

    Isolation for 10 days

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. almost 5 years ago
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    RAI Radioactive iodine

    Radiation

    Dental problems, visual problems, swallowing, salivary glands affected and neck swelling.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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