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    Celebration (Cancer Free): Treatment was effective and I have been cancer free since having it. I was told with how extensive the cancer had spread that I would be watched closely for return but I am so thankful to not have it return!

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      I am so happy to see that you have it over! Make sure you have it checked and that they keep your thyroid levels higher than normal to keep the cancer in check. I had it spread to my lymph nodes before it was caught in high school, it returned 30 years later but was easy to catch and treat. I still have edema in my chin (but I had extensive surgery there) and we watch every few years for the thyroid antibodies but compared to other cancers its not so bad. Feel free to contact me, I just joined but i have been helping people with this alternate reality for a long time :)

      about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Swelling (edema)): I had sores in my mouth and nose, swelling to my salivary glands, flu-like symptoms with nausea and metallic taste in my mouth for several weeks after treatment. Then 1 year after treatment, salivary glands swelling like I had the mumps.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Radio-active iodine tx): I had 156.2 milliCuries of 1-131 RAI TX to remove further thyroid and cancer cells

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I had Bilateral neck dissection with the removal of the thyroid and 60 lymph nodes from both sides of my neck and at the base with resection of the parathyroid and muscle involvement.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): DX in Dec. 09 of Thyroid cancer that had spread to many lymph nodes. With the spreading to so many lymph nodes, and hearing it was stage 4, I thought my days were numbered!

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