May 01, 2002 - 10:11 pm
Hi everyone! I posted on this board before, but did not introduce myself. I am a 31 year old female, and was diagnosed in Aug 2001 with papillary thyroid cancer. I am married and a mommy, and know what it is like to send my babies away during treatment (probably the worst part about it). I am really interested in why I have cancer. I don't really understand how this happened, but from what I have read it is caused by radiation exposure during childhood. Are there other causes? I cannot think of any time I would have been exposed, only that I was born in a military hospital which really doesn't mean much! Has anyone heard any theories? I would be interested to know, even though there is nothing I can do about this now. Thank you!