Feb 24, 2014 - 9:54 am
I am 53 years old and perimenopausal. I had a total thyroidectomy last January and a neck dissection in August for papillary thyroid cancer. I just went in for my yearly physical and mammogram last week and was diagnosed with stage 2 infiltrating ductal carcinoma breast cancer. I will know more on Thursday after I meet with my surgeon.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen and are the two types of cancer at all related? Do I need to be concerned that there are other types of cancer hiding in my body too? It is all very new and scary. Should I consider a double mastectomy even though it is still in early stages, just to prevent recurrance later? Will i hace to have radiation and chemo?
Other than the little bit of cancer I am in the peak of health, which makes this all the more frustrating.