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Blair84
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I'm 25 years old, last wednesday I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer, papillary, which shocked me. I exercise, eat good, don't smoke drink or take drugs. I will have my surgery hopefully next month. On top of everything today I went to my dermatologist to check my moles (I have so many of them) he said that the one on my back looked suspicious and he will have to cut it off and send it to lab. I was positive that this will be easy and painless procedure, well I was surprised. He gave me 2 shots that felt like hell and back, he took out the whole mole plus from what I believe some other stuff because I needed stitches plus now my back hurts so bad. I'm so lost right now, so scared and I can't stop crying. I have to wait for the results which will take more then 10 days. What is the chance that they will come out negative and that I don't have another cancer??? Why would he take something out if he didn't think it was cancer???
I'm so scared, there is a chance that one month I'm diagnosed with thyroid cancer and second with skin cancer!!!! Help please

JR1949
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Hi Blair,
I do not know what the chances are of negative vs. positive, I guess 50%. I wish I could tell you. You are starting your journey with cancer and I know it is scary. I've been there myself. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer February 2009, had radical prostatectomy March 2009. My PSA was 22 before surgery which is bad, but my PSA post surgery is now .008 which is FANTASTIC. My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma with 3 tumors on her lung July 2009. She is currently responding very well to the IL2 chemotherapy. Last CT scan showed one tumor gone and remaining two reduced very signifcantly. We have kept a positive attitude all through our journey and done a lot of praying and have a lot of friends and family praying for us.

This bulletin board is a good source of information and support. There are a lot of good people on this cancer survivors network.

Please let us know your test results.

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Blair84
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Thank you for your response.. I mean after being diagnosed with one cancer just last week I don't think I can handle another one...Im having my stitches remove on monday, I hope they will have my results by then. I try to keep positive attitude...and pray but it's hard. All this is new to me...I will let you know about the results...

JR1949
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You are welcome. Just remember that God does not give you more burden than you can handle.
Miracles happen every day. I feel your pain and I understand how you feel now. When I first found out I had prostate cancer I was thinking I've had heart bypass surgery July 2002 and in good health and now I have cancer, why me. Well here I am now almost a year after the prostate surgery and cancer free. Just keep a positive attitude and say I'm gonna beat this cancer. Prayers are answered, I know. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Blair84
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Thank you for the nice words... :)
God bless you

Kisma
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Wanted to see how you were doing?

I understand how you must be feeling. Keep us posted!

Keep your chin up!

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Blair84
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Thank you :)
I'm feeling ok right now I'm not even focused on my thyroid cancer..I'm just thinking about my mole biopsy. They going to take out my stitches on monday and I hope they will have my results. I pray everyday...can't even cry anymore..

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Zod66
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Call your dermatologist office and ask for your results. When I had my mole removed it was on a Friday and they called me on a Wednesday with the results. It should not take ten days unless maybe you live in a rural area but even then ten days it too long.
As far as removing something suspicious from the people I know, one of them being my sister, it is not an uncommon practice. I know she's had a large area removed on her back that required stitches; the pathology report came back negative. She's actually made the comment that she will probably never wear certain types of bathing suits because of the various scars she has from the removal of suspicious moles.
And the comment you made about exercising, eating good, not smoking is oh so familiar. I made the same exact comments when I was diagnosed. Life is crazy eh?

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Blair84
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I spoke to my doctor on wed, he said because I have BCBS insurance the whole process is slow. So I'm waiting for monday to come. I'm glad your sister's results were negative, I pray mine will be. I don't really care about scars I just know that I will never leave my house without a sun screen.
Yup life is crazy, what happened with your mole?

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Zod66
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BCBS! Now I know why you cryed so much. I know they have different insurance packages but overall they are a horrible entity to deal with.
I believe you can click on my photo and it will take you to my profile page it has the basic story.
The update is this May/June will be my 5yr cancer free anniversary which is an important milestone. Wohooo!

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Blair84
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Why BCBS is bad to deal with? I can't change it now...

Kisma
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I wanted to check in and see how your days going. Keep us posted. Keep your chin up... none of this is easy, but you have a good support system here.

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Blair84
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Just left the doctors office, the results came back negative. The doctor said the lab found no sign of cancer on my mole and on the skin around. Im very happy now I can laser off all my other moles and just focus on thyroid cancer. God is good!!!!

sadspouse
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Good for you and good luck

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Blair84
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Good bless you

Kisma
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That is terrific news!!!

I wish I could go laser all mine off...

Keep your chin up through the rest and keep us posted!

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Blair84
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@Kisma, thank you. God bless you

hamish1
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Blair, I know how nerve wracking it can be, waiting for results..I'm so happy yours came out negative. Thank the Lord.
My niece had thyroid cancer 4 yrs ago , at age 26.. She's doing great! From what her Oncolgist told her, thyroid cancer is almost always 100% curable.. Will keep you in my prayers.

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Blair84
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@hamish1
Yes, I hope for the best..Tomorrow I'm going to see my surgeon to find out when I will have the surgery. :)

JR1949
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I am so happy to hear that your results came back negative.
Yes, God is good!! :)

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Blair84
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Yes me too, but the doctor now told me that he wants to remove my other mole from my leg that he never seen before (because I always had my pants on) but I'm very positive so I know everything will be ok :)

Kisma
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I am rooting for ya and am a believer in we can make it through many things when we stay positive!

JR1949
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I too am rooting for you. My wife and I are firm believers about being positive. I am now one year cancer free from my prostate cancer (surgery March 2, 2009). My wife is responding well to her IL2 chemotherapy to date. So hang in there and keep your head above water and STAY POSITIVE.

Rocky76
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Hi,
Please let us know how you're doing! Sending you good vibes.... :-)

Protectionist
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for the melonoma he should have sent you to a surgeon specialist as was done for my melonoma and get the thiing cut out out plus the surrounding area and the nodes closest to the mole and when you awakened you would have know then if you had cancer. If the mole was not over 3 and 3/4 cm and you caught it fairly early you will not have cancer. You eat healthy, don't smoke or drink then your immune system will take care of you. Download the book The One Minute Cure on google, you'll be glad you did. Do some preventive maitainance. Google Johanna Budwig about a special diet and hou she cured people for almost a century with a simple diet. She won 7 Nobile peace prizes for her work about the amazing cures of Flax, cured them of incurable cancer, my wife and I every morning have Actevia, flax oil, ground flax seed and walnuts, you can add blue berries or what ever that is healthy. Now I am Christian but don't practice as I should but every day I say a simple little verse from Issai like this, keep your mind stayed on the Lord and he will keep you in perfect peace, helps with my daily stress. James in Tulsa

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