Jan 17, 2010 - 11:05 pm
I was born in the 1950's and treated with radiation as a newborn. I weighed 9lbs. 6oz. and my mom was told I was too big and had an enlarged thymus and radiation was necessary to prevent me from growing to gigantic proportions. Years later it came out that many babies were treated with radiation. The doctors I've found who know about it say basically back then it was young doctors with new toys that they wanted to use. They estimate a million babies were radiated during the 50's. Does anyone else know about this and can you share any information. I've battled thyroid cancer for 9 years now, it's come back throughout my lymph system. I've had a radical neck dissection and am told it may very well come back again. Just wondering what other folks know about this. Thanks for your time!