• bsktlady
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Radioactive iodine treatment

    Radiation

    The worst part of the radioactive iodine treatment was the sticking to the low iodine diet, especially at Thanksgiving time!

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • tstrazz
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    April 2006. RAI...horrible experience. I mean, it was doable, but emotionally difficult. I still remember the feeling of loneliness,...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • spzzonk
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    over 5 years ago
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    radioactive iodine

    Radiation

    The treatment itself was easy...but it was not as effective as hoped.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • boniblue
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Treated with radioactive iodine today...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • jennbeam36
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I threw up for 4 days, my mouth was dry, and I was quarantined from everyone for a week an had to do major cleaning after my 7 days.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • dani1011
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had radioactive iodine. It was painless, just a pill you swallow. The only downside is that you have to be in isolation for 3 days.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • valford63
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    my salivary glands have been severely affected and I now have a brain tumor.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • morganbn
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had to take pills, and drink the radiation. It was painless, and the only impact to my life it had was that I was radioactive, and...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Tot
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyro...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I-131. Took 3 times to get "all the cells" in the neck. Now 5 yrs after all the treatments it has recurred in lymph node.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • tujustu
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    With my last chemo treatment (radiactive iodine), the main test of will came not from the radiation itself, but the pre- and -procee...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jollymon
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I took I-131 which is a capsule that has been irradiated. You have to be on a VERY strict diet before this treatment to eliminate al...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kschmitz
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    over 5 years ago
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    Radioactive Iodine Therapy

    Radiation

    I was so tired after being without any thyroid hormones in my system for the previous 6 weeks that I actually welcomed 4 days away f...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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