Shanaban's Journey with Follicular Variant (also called Mixed...

Patient: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma > Follicular Variant (also called Mixed Papillary-Follicular Variant)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 13 years ago, Female, Age: 38

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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    bump detected by pcp

    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    The biopsy was negative when it was really positive which we would find out at a later date.

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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Drainage of Liquid Surrounding Mass

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Left side of thyroid was removed

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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Other half of thyroid (the right side) was removed

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Being in isolation was horrible.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Radioactive Iodine Scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    The diet I had to work through was pretty terrible. I was able to find a cookbook online that was very helpful ( http://www.thyca.org/Cookbook.pdf ), but it was still hard

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My treatment was successful.

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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Followup Radioactive Scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had to do the diet again. It was worth it, though, because it was a relief to hear the results. This was done two years after initial diagnosis

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Shanaban
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (a...
    about 10 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Scan confirmed that I have been cancer free for two years. Yay!

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