• Ian
    • Experience with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
    5 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Remove remaining cancerous lymph nodes.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After several treatments and consistently good bloodwork, the doctor told me there was no evidence of disease!

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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Experienced depression about 6 months after diagnosis and treatment while trying to find the "new normal."

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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Extreme fatigue after having thyroid removed

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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Saliva changes (thick saliva)

    Side Effects

    Pain in salivary glands after I-131

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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Received I-131 (radioactive iodine); received a total of 3 treatment doses over 3 years. I experienced some immediate side effects (...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Total thyroidectomy; after surgery, the impact on my daily life while trying to find the right dosage of thyroid hormone was pretty ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • joanna1112
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    9 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I felt a lump in my neck and 3 weeks later, after an ultrasound and biopsy, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

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  1. 10 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had surgery in 1999 to remove the tumor and half of my thyroid and again in 2007 to remove the new tumor and the rest of my thyroid.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 10 months ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    I found a lump in my neck in 1999. It was benign. In 2007 I found another lump. It was cancer.

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  3. 10 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had Radiation to my head, neck, and chest in 1984 when I was 10 years old as a part of my treatment for Leukemia.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Thycan
    • Experience with Follicular Variant (als...
    11 months ago
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    Financial Aid

    Other Care

    I know there are many of you who are in need of financial assistance for your thyroid cancer treatment. Here are several suggestion...

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