Using targeted therapies

Discuss the use of targeted therapies for thyroid cancer.


External beam radiation and IMRT

  • By Zoom65 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Has anybody had External Beam Radiation or IMRT for returning non avid tall cell variant? After 2 surgeries and 2 rai sessions and 3 wbs I'm possibly facing this ...

Your thoughts on the "Throat Chakra"

  • By Rasps · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 25 replies
  • I've been reading about how where disease develops can depend on a persons emotions and general way of being, and I though this was worth a discussion with fellow thyroid cancer sufferers. Do we have ...

Free T guide for those doing poorly post Thyroidectomy

  • By BiomedEE · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 74 replies
  • Free T guide to feeling/doing well post Thyroidectomy -a method to look into for potential help ONLY for only those doing poorly. If doing well on current treatments, this is overkill and you need not ...

T3 supplement and FAQ’s, an addition to the Free T guide

  • By BiomedEE · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Be sure to read the Free T guide here first: oid-cancer-survivors-association/discuss ion/free-t-guide-to-feeling-doing-well-p ost-thyroidectomy/ T3 supplement ...

Cytomel and Synthroid?

  • By peaceful22 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Do most people usually take Cytomel and Synthroid? My Neck surgeon prescribed Cytomel after My surgery years ago but only for a short time ...

Thyroid Cancer

  • By vanessa11 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi Everyone, My name is Vanessa I am 25years old and last June I was diagnosed with papillary cancer. I did my surgery in July they had to remove my entire thyroid and 20 to 30 affected lymph nodes. Six ...

Health insurance individual enrollment for 2014 - deadline in a week

  • By emmaleah · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 115 replies
  • Under 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ACA), several reforms have been or are being put into place in the U.S. One of them, the so-called individual mandate, has a key deadline in ...

Hi new here. surgery choices & questions

  • By kerry222 · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • Not sure I chose the right topic but hoping someone can offer some insight to my upcoming surgery. A small module was discovered approx 3yrs ago and it kept growing. Endo did FNA which came back indeterminate ...


  • By Rosieposie1 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi. My endo suggested he might use lithium to supplement RAI. Anyone know what the effect of this treatment may be? I've only previously heard of it in relation to bi-polar treatment ...

Getting Nervous About 30 mci RAI on April 4th

  • By aliwind · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I'll be having about 30 mci on Friday, April 4th. I am getting nervous about how I'll feel during isolation. I am also going to be missing my kiddos. :( I hope I am making the right decision. My tests ...

RAI Treatment on April 16

  • By rgmoss · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have now begun my LID, and getting in the process of doing that. Definitely a change to always have something on you to eat because you can't just duck into a sandwich shop & grab something quickly ...

Does being Gluten Free reduce Thyroid Antibodies?

  • By Miriamcary · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and my Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies were 937. I had this test because I've recently had two miscarriages and am looking for answers. I've read going Gluten Free can ...

Permanent Damage to throat after surgery?

  • By ValerieMae1 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • First time on, found some out of date comments re throat damage from surgery. I am 7 years out and I cannot hit any high notes. I have no voice control on high notes, and 'warbling'. I have been a serious ...


  • By STEELHERS586 · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 6 years ago. I am on Synthroid 125 M-F and 112 S-S. Lately I am feeling like I am in fog and the woman who cuts may hair said that I am having a lot of hair loss and ...

RAI Tracer Dose Done :)

  • By tjcteacher · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Just wanted to celebrate! Another day down Blood drawn, RAI tracer dose swallowed, chest CT taken! Ready for tomorrow's WBS, Doctor Appointment, and Big Dose of Cancer Killer :) Ready to be on the upside ...

mindfulness and meditation?

  • By emmaleah · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Have others tried mindfulness techniques and/or meditation practices for stress reduction, coping with thyca, and general health? Are there methods or resources you favor? What have your experiences been ...

RAI Treatment #3

  • By Suemaz · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I am going for my third RAI in May. They have all been 6 mths apart. I am interested in the cumulative effects of RAI - anyone know about studies done in this area, or any personal experiences would be ...

Elevated Blood Sugar while Hypothyroid?

  • By tjcteacher · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I have been focusing on my Low Iodine Diet to prepare for RAI next week and I have not been checking my blood sugar lately. I took a my fasting this morning and it was 169. Not good. Does being hypothyroid ...

Natural and herbal medicine use?

  • By mgouelle · New reply March 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I was curious as to if anyone does or has done any kind of homeopathic or herbalists work in dealing with thyroid cancer? Either in conjunction with traditional western medicine or by itself. I am curious ...


  • By samjenk · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi iam new to this sight..I had papillary thyroid cancer and rai treatment a year and a half body is aching all the time. My legs hurt and my anxiety is up cause iam thinking the worst...but ...

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