• Anyone else with Papillary carcinoma?

    Asked by akane on Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Anyone else with Papillary carcinoma?

    I've found fellow co-workers with thyroid cancer but not this type. Their experiences are not what my doctor has described to me. Just wondering. Thanks.

    12 Answers from the Community

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    • katiecakes' Avatar

      This was my type, as well. Went through the typical process of the Thyroidectomy, low-iodine diet and I131 radiation. Now I have been cancer free for a year and a half. The biggest pain was finding the correct dosage of your replacement hormone (levothyroxine for me), as it took many months of altering it before i felt my energy come back.

      over 7 years ago
    • medisteve's Avatar

      Yes me.
      Steve in Western Australia.

      about 7 years ago
    • Corri's Avatar

      This is the kind that I have, too. What bugs me the most is that I've heard over and over that this is the "easiest" cancer to have/treat. Well, it's still *cancer*--and that comes with all of the emotions, treatments, side-effects as any other cancer! My doctor likened it to a common cold so that my husband wouldn't be overly worried....so he treated me like I had a cold. It *is* a big deal. After about 2 weeks, I let my doctor have it. He wouldn't allow me to go back to work for 10 weeks (a little excessive), yet kept telling us it wasn't a big deal.....I asked what made it "less than" and his response was that it was highly treatable....yet-it needs to be treated! When I explained my perspective (surgery, treatments, recovery, life change) he agreed that he was making light of it so we wouldn't worry. UGH! Yes, it has probably not been as difficult as other cancers--but it's still shocking...and confusing...and needs treatments.....and really happening!

      over 6 years ago

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