Aug 25, 2011 - 2:44 pm
I am a thyroid cancer survivor.
I thyroid and a few other cancers get called by doctors
"The good cancer"
the reason doctors say this is because
I find a lot of people who have thyroid cancer get re-occurrences and we have to take replacements every day for the rest of our lives to attempt to get back to normal. and we have to go off of this and go through periods of major hypothyroidism just so they can check if it has come back.
I am not trying to minimize ANY type of cancer they are all bad.
I just need to find some way to explain to the doctors and such that those saying are not comforting.
every now and then I have snapped and rudely mentioned "I know where they have my frozen sample stored if its such a good cancer I can transplant it to you." I know no tact what so ever...
just curious what other cancers get the "GOOD CANCER" label and maybe get myself a somewhat more polite response to those comments that want me to commit homicide.