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papillary thyroid cancer/colon cancer

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Joined: Apr 2010

I was diagnosed about three years ago with papillary thyroid cancer. I colonoscopy today that showed some polyps -- they are testing them to see if they are cancerous. Has anyone else had colon cancer after thyroid cancer?

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Joined: Jun 2011

Hi. Sorry to hear of your problems. Did you have a lot of polyps in your colon? If so there could be a connection. Ask your physician about FAP or attenuated FAP.
Hope all goes well for you.

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Joined: Oct 2010

I have heard that there is a connection between Thyroid cancer, skin, breast and colon cancer. Lots of people have polyps in the colon however that are not cancerous. Hope all goes well.


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Joined: Apr 2010

I am not looking forward to it but I will probably be set up with a colonoscopy when they go through my entire medical record to determine my disabilities.

if anyone has a more info about other cancers that could be related with some link to the articles so I can prepare my request to be checked for other things.

I have my first VA appointment on Friday and they will start to determine what they need to check me for to make a proper medical report on me and I want to make sure they don’t miss anything important (like cancer).

I figure it’s the last time I get a free what to you want to be tested for checkup and I’m willing to do the whole gambit of tests. That is one nice thing about the military they may break your body and mind and all... but at the end they are willing to test you to see how much damage they have done.


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