• Since your diagnosis do you find that when you read an article about the "signs" of your type of cancer that you see you missed them?

    Asked by bigjan on Sunday, September 3, 2017

    Since your diagnosis do you find that when you read an article about the "signs" of your type of cancer that you see you missed them?

    I was reading this one on 6 super subtle thyroid cancer signs I ignored-Don't panic but pay attention to your body. I didn't. I can see myself in this article.

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I knew something was wrong but I had no idea what. I went to doctor after doctor pointing to the tumor and asking that it be removed.

      "It is just a wart or hemorrhoid." each and every doctor from internists to proctolohists to dermatologists to specialty surgeons. "We dont take those off any more." myopic sons of 4 legged females with many nipples. 2 women doctors as well.

      Have a happy pill or see this shrink I recommend who will give you happy pills. More than a dozen refused to keep me as a patient because I was "uncooperative" by not believing that a happy pill would solve my problems. No lexapro nor wellbuterin nor valium thank you. Keep your xanax.

      Meyati once opined that it would have been better and wasted less time to cut the tumor out sans a doctor. I guess I am not all that brave or foolish.

      I had to gain 65 pounds for a doctor to be willing to remove the growing along with the rest of me tumor.

      When the docs screwed up the drugs they were claiming to give me and I wound up with a new disease instead, I had to regain the weight I had lost and then some for the docs to agree to give me a blood test.

      I never did find an allergist who had the slightest clue about the mold allergy.

      Sorries but the signs I missed were signs in the doctors' offices reading "I am incompetent."

      Bah humbug.

      about 1 month ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I find few articles about my cancer. I never knew my cancer existed. I had thought I would get the kind of cancer my neighbors and classmates were getting. Those were Lung cancer, Thyroid Cancer and Breast Cancer.

      about 1 month ago
    • SFBAY's Avatar
      SFBAY

      I missed all the signs. Thyroid cancer= slight cough. Feeling like you are swallowing around a marble in your throat. Swelling in the neck - saliva gland area. Tired. (Who isn't tired a lot?) Low grade fever for weeks. I thought this was the "new normal" since I turned 40. I was so shocked to go into a ENT to talk about sinus stuff and getting sent to biopsy within 20 minutes as my "neck was swollen on the right side only" and he didn't like the feel of it. 3 days later, it was positive for papillary cancer and a week later, I had my thyroid out.

      about 1 month ago

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