imelda's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Patient: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 33

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    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Total thyroidectomy. 10 lymph nodes removed, all positive.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    150 mc RAI.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Thyroid hormone at high dose for TSH suppression

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    300 mcg synthroid for the rest of my life.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Moved out of state.

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    Ultrasound & whole body RAI scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went off medicine. XXX on earth. Low iodine diet really difficult. Extensive side effects. Results didn't help.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    More like Oh XXX. Not a true recurrence - more like they missed some the first time. Probably facing another surgery and radiation.

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