Support group on Yahoo
Just so you all know, there is a great group on Yahoo that has 5,000+ members and is very active. I get very fast responses to my questions there, as everyone is a survivor or related to a survivor. I like being involved in multiple discussion forums, as it helps me cope. Here is the link in case some here haven't heard of…
Finally some thyroid treatment
I've been dealing with my colon cancer for the last year or so, I've been biopsied and surgery is scheduled for june 30th. I have two large tumors in my left lobe. My surgeon wanted to remove the whole thing and give me irradiated iodine. I really don't want to take a pill for the rest of my now hopefully long life. So I…
IS RAI necessary?
Hi. This is all new to me. I am 38 and was diagnosed with papillary and medullary form of thyroid cancer. The cysts were found by accident during a MRI for neck pain. After 2 FNA's and a second opinion, I finally had a right lobectomy. It came back as cancerous (papillary)with two areas, one being small the other a little…
Week of 1yr follow up Whole Body Scan ?
Week of 1yr follow up Whole Body Scan, been doing the LID, THROGEN SHOTS and yesterday morning took my low dose of RAI. Have my WBS tomorrow. Just wondering what to expect. Just would like to know how other's felt while going through this.
external beam radiation after effects
Iam going to have external beam radiation and would like to know the effects and how to cope with them .
I Just Had A Yearly Follow Up Ultrasound & 2 Of My Nodules Grew
I just posted about this in my topic question, Does My Thyroid FNA Sound Worrisome Some Hurthle Cells found. I just had a year follow up ultrasound of my 3 small thyroid nodules that were found by accident on an ultrasound I asked for in October 2006. 2 of them grew about 2mm bigger and even though the University of Penn…
nerve pain after modified radical neck dissection
I believe I am having nerve pain after having a modified radical neck dissection for recurrent thyroid cancer. I was told I would have areas in my neck and upper chest that would have numbness. I do have some numbness, but also have areas where my skin feels like it is on fire. I can't stand to have clothes touching my…
Your Story Please.... For My 13 year old Daughter
Hello all! I am writing regarding my 13 year old daugher. She has not been diagnosed yet. I'm hoping perhaps some of you will share your diagnosis story. I will tell you her story so far.... In February 09 I took my daughter in for a routine physical. An enlarged lymph node was found on the right side of her neck, under…
Loss of taste/ Mettallic taste after RAI
I had the RAI on April the 16th, I got a 200 dose and a few days after having the RAI I lost my taste.. This happened last time I had RAI 4 years ago.. but I do not remember how long I had it. As of today.. I still have this metallic taste in my mouth everything tastes horrible.. it's soo frustrating.. I wonder how much…
I'm getting ready to take Throgen shots to have a whole body scan. Should I be aware of any side effects?