shannon's Journey with Thyroid Cancer

Family/Friend: Thyroid Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 21

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    • shannon
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • shannon
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    After my daughter's second round of radiation she had to go to a specialist in pittsburg to remove scar tissue from her salivary glands. She is still in constant pain and cannot eat normally everything she eats or drinks causes her pain. I knew in the beginning that there would be some discomfort because with her first round there was but it went away....this time it didn't and sorry to say but it really XXX me off that not only on top of her having cancer she cannot eat normally now. She goes down to Hershey again for her third consult. Her thyroid cancer has spread into her lymph nodes in her chest and her last ultrasound showed slight growth in her neck area. I want to scream and cry why but nobody can answer that question. Her next step after a week long of testing if it shows she still has cancer she will have to be admitted to a children's hospital where they have more expermintal procedures. I pray that it doesn't come to that . I have three other children and I don't know how I'm going to do it.

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