paulckennedy's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Male, Age: 48, Stage I

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    What a great thing to get on Tax Day but a diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer. 2 confirmed tumors, one in each lobe of the thyroid. I found it by accident by having a Chest CT which went too high.

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    In the hospital for 1 day. My fears of affecting my ability to speak were unfounded due to the skill of the surgeon and the tools he was using to montor my vocal cords.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Well I had to be isolated at home for a week to keep my family protected. Dry mouth was my worse symptom.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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