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radiotherapy treatment PTC

  • By daniel88 · Posted 4:08 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 1 reply
  • My tumor is 2.9cm, 3/4 multiple positive lymph node with extracapsular spread, my doctor suggest me to have RAI and radiotherapy . i now nearly finish my radiotherapy treatment. Did anyone have same treatment ...


  • By CrazyHarry · Posted 12:58 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • After spending the last 6 weeks fretting about worrying about my TT mad neck dissection, it happened today! It took 5 hours, which I slept through. :) Then 6 hours in recovery because they couldn't find ...

question re margins that are not clear after TT

  • By mafost2 · Posted yesterday at 11:28 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 1 reply
  • My30 year old daughter got her pathology report last week. It said tall cell variant[1.5] cm with extrthyroid extension and focal resection margin involvement . She was placed on Cytomel and advised to ...

T3 Update

  • By SaranaDD · Posted yesterday at 11:13 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Not much to say but have been wanting to post an update to my T3/T4 combo treatment as an FYI. Not much to say because nothing has changed here in "good ole" ultra conservative Monroe County in Upstate ...


  • By Julriejul · Posted yesterday at 10:04 pm
  • Discussion in Childbearing and thyroid cancer · 1 reply
  • I'm starting to have that feeling of defeat. Feeling like I won the sprint but maybe not the marathon with this thyroid cancer ordeal. I'm coming up on my 2-year RAI anniversary. I passed my 1-year testing ...

I have an appt. with my Endo

  • By Lisa_Annette · Posted yesterday at 9:43 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I am sort of an imposter here, in that, cancer is thankfully, not an issue for me. I did have a total ablation 11 years ago because of Grave's/Hashimoto's. anyway, my next appt. is in a few weeks; my ...

Still in shock

  • By Mariposa83 · Posted yesterday at 9:01 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • My name is Christie and I am new here to this group, or any online support group at that. I am a full-time business student and a mother of four children, two of which are disabled. I have spent all of ...

Day 8 Post TT :)

  • By F_as_in_Farrah · Posted yesterday at 8:18 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Today was my first post op visit. It's been 8 days since my total thyroidectomy and I'm feeling great. I can move my neck from side to side and I have more energy now than I did before the surgery. I ...

New Question for Everyone

  • By Levyii · Posted yesterday at 5:00 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 3 replies
  • So today was my ultrasound guided FNA. Definitely not the worst procedure I've had but I'm definitely sore now. Here's my question: My endocrinologist said she saw microcalcifications, the radiologist ...

Surprise Biopsy

  • By ThyMander · Posted yesterday at 4:07 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Well today I went to the hospital for what I thought was just a regular ultrasound of my thyroid (it'd be my second one). Next Wednesday is supposed to be the biopsy. My Mom got a phone a week or two ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted yesterday at 3:22 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Surgery Postponed

  • By njnancymae · Posted yesterday at 3:14 pm
  • Discussion in Mental challenges of living with thyroid cancer · 2 replies
  • Hello my name is Nancy. For years I was so wiped out tired and achy that my doctors considered that I had Lupus. In fact they are still not sure if it is that or Fibromyalgia. FINALLY a friend referred ...

Finally some good news

  • By AClark429 · Posted yesterday at 2:57 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 4 replies
  • I have had quite a difficult road over the past couple of months. In February, at 38 weeks of a healthy pregnancy (besides the diagnosis of thyca at 26 weeks), we lost our first child. It was, and still ...

Recommendation for Mayo Clinic


neck pain

  • By debman · Posted yesterday at 1:49 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 3 replies
  • I am 3 weeks out of surgery. For the past few days, the glands on the left side of my neck are really uncomfortable. I also feel as if there is a golf ball stuck in the front of my throat. Anyone else ...

throat gurgling


RAI tomorrow

  • By Vero14 · Posted yesterday at 1:02 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone, I'm scheduled to get RAI tomorrow (150 mci). Was wondering if anyone else on the same schedule? I also wanted to get advice as to when I should start sucking on hard candy, I've read done ...

Help with understanding labs

  • By tmom66 · Posted yesterday at 12:31 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 1 reply
  • Need help understanding my labs. I had a TT 1/23/2014 for follicular ThyCa. My free T4 has been 1.4 1.8 and now 1.3 TSH 0.09 and now 0.19 (which is low on the lab results) I am on Synthroid 125 mcg, 1/2 ...

A week out of surgery. Feel like Crap :(

  • By LindaM2014 · Posted yesterday at 11:21 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 15 replies
  • So I just got out of the hospital here in England yesterday and it's been a week total since my full TT and neck dissection. Im feeling pretty run down and beaten up....Also nobody has mentioned to space ...


  • By hb742 · Posted yesterday at 11:12 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 5 replies
  • Has anyone experienced heavy sweating as a symptom of Thyroid cancer? I am hoping that after my TT this Friday ,my crazy sweating will calm down some. That would be a perk for me. I am trying to think ...

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