• I thought I was doing so well when i found out I had thyroid cancer on march 29 2012 16 biospys later i am getting scared and down ,afraid

    Asked by ILDenlou on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    I thought I was doing so well when i found out I had thyroid cancer on march 29 2012 16 biospys later i am getting scared and down
    ,afraid

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      It is a scary thing, being told you have cancer. But just know that it is not a death sentence. I have had cancer 3 times. Hodgkins disease twice, and head and neck cancer once, ( a tonsil went rogue). My last radiation treatment for the tonsil was 3 years ago on April the 3. So while it's scary, try to relax a bit and not be stressed out completely, it only makes things worse. Worrying about everything will in no way make you medically better, only worse. But it's hard to have a positive attitude all the time. I wish you the best and hope your treatment goes well and quick, and recovery quicker.

      about 5 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      While cancer is a life-changer, it can also be a life-improver, depending upon how you view it. If I had to go back four years, I would choose the cancer path again, as it has opened my eyes to the life that had been slipping through my fingers unnoticed. I am now thankful simply to awaken each morning. Tomorrow cannot be a problem, because it is not here yet - and may never arrive. Even if tomorrow is a problem, it is only a single day and will be gone by tomorrow. The bottom line is: what do you believe about life? I do hope that you have a second opinion, as there is a wide variance between professional opinions regarding your best treatment options.

      about 5 years ago

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