Aug 05, 2006 - 6:50 pm
I'm a 21 year old papillary thyroid cancer patient. I had a total thyroidectomy at 18, and this week I underwent a neck dissection on the right side due to metastases in the lymph nodes. I've also had three rounds of radioactive iodine treatment prior to this surgery.
I have some concerns about what all the radiation might have done to my fertility. When I asked the radiologist at the end of the last round of radioactive iodine in December, she was not particularly informative or optimistic about the outlook.
In addition, I'm getting to the point where I'd like to start a serious relationship and look to the future, but I'm not sure where to begin bringing all this up with guys. I'd really appreciate any information or advice. Thank you!