• justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    loss of appetite and nausea

    Side Effects

    Radiation gave me no appetite and made me feel like I was going to vomit all the time.

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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    find a new Endocrinologist

    Decision Point

    Dr. did not share pertinent information about my condition with me or treat my condition until I had acute symptoms...so I searched ...

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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hypothyroid

    Side Effects

    Endocrinologist did not give me thyroid replacement meds, so I became Hypo and had terrible symptoms that I had no idea would occur.

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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Low Iodized calcium

    Side Effects

    Admitted back to the hospital for low calcium, hooked up to IV drip there for 3 days.

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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Had to avoid contact with people for 3 days (not in the hospital). My dogs had to go to the kennel during that time too.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Quick test came back negative, but lab test came back as positive, so I had a thyroidectomy 2 weeks after surgery for my lump remova...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • justjill
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    Company was "sorry" about my diagnosis, but would "have to replace me".

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    • TiffanyMA
    • Experience with Anaplastic Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    The radiation caused me to cough a lot and I fractured several of my ribs.

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    • TiffanyMA
    • Experience with Anaplastic Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Radioactive Thyroid Pill

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • TiffanyMA
    • Experience with Anaplastic Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had the maximum dose of radiation. I was hospitalized because I was swallowing liquids into my lungs. I am 7 years out of treatmen...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • TiffanyMA
    • Experience with Anaplastic Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a light dose of the "red devil" to enhance the radiation I was receiving.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • TiffanyMA
    • Experience with Anaplastic Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went in to surgery to have the left side of my thyroid removed. I left surgery with no thyroid and having cancer that had spread o...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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