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    Wega asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    when did you know you are cancer free?

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      greytmomm

      Many years ago they told me if I made it past 5 years then it most likely be gone. Just now 39 years later they say they cured it. I think Barry is right they say you are in remission cause they really don't know if it will come back. Don't worry about that. Right now you are a fighter and your body wins! Survivor!

      over 4 years ago
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      cam32505

      Well, I had my thyroid out 2 years ago, along with rai. One year later, I had follow-up scans and nothing showed up in blood or scan. My doctor said I was 'cured' of thyroid cancer. So, now they just monitor me for my thyroid dosage, but they do the thyroid blood test. So far, I guess I'm in remission (don't consider myself cured).

      over 4 years ago
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      I agree, they never say you are cured! I was told last year I had some abnormal blood tests, had to have a scan. That was negative. So I had spent 2 years thinking I had this beat. Now I just hope for the best and keep plugging along. But I also have a leukemia I am in remission with.

      over 4 years ago
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    Wega asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Swollen lymph nodes and thyca

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      jollymon

      I agree with Crazy Harry, it's time to find a new team of doctors. Don't know where you live but I have a great endo I wish you could see in NC.

      over 5 years ago
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      Wega

      Thank you all of you who take time to respond. @donnatu9122 @LiveWithCancer @cam32505 @CrazyHarry @jollymon It's been such a nerve raking weeks... my endocrinologist wants a biopsy but my oncologist think it's not necessary cuz my thryoglobulline is undetectable and my antibodies (which I still have) are going down. I do feel quite frustrated because everyone thinks I'm overreacting. Also I had some change in dose of levothyroxine, oncologist want me to put out of supression theraypy and since they are lowering my dose I feel so hormonal, a lot of mood swings, tiredness, exhustion, a bit of nausea, but everybody thinks I'm just overreacting, that I'm moody and I'm not grateful to be cancer free, when I have so many lumps in my neck and I just feel like a ticking bomb. It's good to have you all as a support.

      over 5 years ago
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      jollymon

      I would call my endo and ask that I have a prescription for Synthroid-Brand name only or better yet Armour. I feel so different on Armour than even Synthroid and the doctors all poo-poo Armour, but I personally love it. I have tried levothyroxine twice and had some of the same problems you are having. My daughter and sister cannot take that stuff either. So before you jump into anything please request a change in meds. I truly think you will see a difference.

      over 5 years ago
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