Jun 09, 2005 - 1:43 pm
Hi everyone. I am new here and newly diagnosed with papillary carcinoma. I meet with my surgeon next week to learn about the surgery/recovery, etc. But I have some questions I wanted to ask of people who have been through this. What I'd really like to know is this: Has anyone experienced leg pain that is a very deep, dull ache? Energy crashes and mood swings? Headaches? My hormone levels are in the normal range but my tumor is very large (they say it occupies the entire thyroid gland). I don't yet know if the cancer has metastasized but have the feeling it has. I would like to know if there are any symptoms or signs that would point to that and what tests one would go through to determine this. Thanks very much for reading and for your help. While I'm very positive, this can be daunting, as you know, and I have two beautiful young daughters to stay chipper, upbeat and healthy for! Thanks.