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Thymus radiated in infancy

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Joined: May 2019

I just discovered this forum. I was radiated as an infant for an "enlarged" thymus as a newborn in 1953 in Morristown, N.J. I was diagnosed with malignant thyroid cancer and had a thyroidectomy in 1978. I'm 66 years old now and thought I was long "out of the woods" as far as problems related to that early radiation, but I'm learning that people, with stories similar to mine, are being diagnosed in their later years with incidences of cancer in peripheral areas of the neck, head and chest. I'm now wondering if a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on the center of my upper chest could be related to the radiation treatment I received as a baby. I've joined this forum to share my story and to hear from anyone else who may have a similar one to tell. I'd like to know what cancers have shown up in recent years in people with stories similar to mine.  Thanks!

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Joined: Sep 2019


I don't have a similar story, but what ypu're going through sounds really scary...

I hope everything works out!



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