Marilynt's Journey with Thyroid Cancer

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage I

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    • Marilynt
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with Papillary Cancer. No stage was given. Surgery to remove entire thyroid was recommended.

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    • Marilynt
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    choose endocrinologist and surgeon

    Decision Point

    Met with multiple Endocrinologists and Surgeons. Selected Dr at Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami, Florida.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Entire Thyroid was removed. Stayed overnight in the hospital in Miami, Florida.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Marilynt
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Had radioactive isotope treatment in isolation in the hospital

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Marilynt
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

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

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    • Marilynt
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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished treatment for 6 months

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    • Marilynt
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    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Another dose of radioactive isotopes 1 year later. This time I was not hospitalized nor in isolation.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Marilynt
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished treatment for 1 year. Next exam with Endorinologist on 10/01/2012

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