JDupre's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Patient: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Female, Age: 55

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    • JDupre
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, Th...
    about 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Having no thyroid and having to be kept hyperthyroid is not much fun. I have to take meds to counteract the racing heart and nervousness.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly 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 knowing my exposure to radiation can cause other types of cancer is a little unsettling as well.

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