cocomollie's Journey with Thyroid Cancer

Patient: Thyroid Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage IV

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    follicular tyroid cancer with tumors on pelvis

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    thyroid removed

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    radio active iodine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    six days hospitalization in isolation with highest dose available

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    18 treatments to tumor in pelvis

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    loss of taste,sore swollen salvary glands. dry mouth, dry eyes, fatique, loss of energy

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    have to have radiation and radioactive iodine for second time

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

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