FrogLind's Journey with Columnar, Papillary Carcinoma

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma > Columnar

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 47

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    • FrogLind
    • Experience with Columnar, Papillary C...
    about 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Have fatigue, loss of energy, feel like you have been up for day with out sleep. Feels like something you ate is still stuck in your throat. Hard time swallowing, hoarse voice, and swollen throat. Additionally, soar throat. Time to see the doctor.

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    • FrogLind
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    about 6 years ago
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    Ultrasound/Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Blood work showed everything is normal. Doctor said lets just go ahead and do an ultrasound. Ultrasound showed 6 nodules. One of them had calcium deposits. Due to those deposits did a biopsy of that nodule. Turned up cancer.

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    • FrogLind
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    about 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery done a month after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Had a total thyroid-ectomy. Also had a lymph nodes removed as well. Notice a little change in the voice, but no real hoarseness or swallowing problems post surgery.

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    • FrogLind
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    about 6 years ago
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    Synthroid

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My body has to now get use to taking a pill everyday for the rest of my life. I have never been a pill taker or user. Its been a little difficult in the beginning as I had some nausea. I knew i had no choice and needed time for the adjustment period. Since it has now been 2 1/2 weeks from my surgery. i no longer have nausea. So far so good...

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