What were your symptoms when you were diagnosed?
Ten months prior to diagnosis I knew I was sick. Blood levels, TSH and Free T4's were always within normal range. Doctor ruled out Thyroid issues. I had extreme and sudden nausea, heart palpitations, tachycardia (racing heart),GERD (acid reflux), fatigue, vision disturbances, difficulty controlling my body temperature and sudden uncontrollable weight gain. I palpated a lump on the right side center of my neck and insisted on a Sonogram followed by a fine needle aspiration for biopsy. Positive for Papillary Thyroid cancer in September 2009. Cancer was very small and only stage 1 when removed. Still had recurrence to the lymph nodes twice as a result of a B-RAF mutation gene detected after my first metastasis. Only symptom of metastasis was exhaustion. Passed it off as being "Thyroid-less,"
I'm already hypothyroid, and all that was checked recently. Everything was normal; which, I know means nothing. My only symptom is a sore throat that won't get better.