I Have Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Thyroid Cancer. You're not alone. 136 People

    Thyroid Cancer at 21

    I never thought in a million years that at age 21 I would have to tell my family and friends that I have cancer. This all started when I felt a lump on my throat that I thought was a swollen gland from allergies. I had no idea that when I went in to my doctor to get some medicine...
    adeck1102 adeck1102
    10 Responses Jun 13, 2011

    Concerning Thyroid Cancer

    My name is Lenai & I had thyoid cancer last year-I believe there is worse cancers then this but to me it was just the fact that I was told this word that frightened me so much-always had slight promblems over the years with thyroid large goiter & several lumps in neck but was...
    lenai lenai
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    Hashi's And Thyroid Cancer Are Ruining My Marriage!

    My wife had thyroid cancer removed back in April of 2010, then had the remainder removed in December of 2010.  She also has Hashimoto’s and has been on Levoxyl since the initial diagnosis.  She recently got upped from 125 to 137.5 and within months told me that she was not...
    westwx westwx
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    Diagnosed At 22, 23... Is This Cancer For Life?

    I was first dx with papillary thyoid CA when I was 22. I was in college and seemed to be the healthiest I ever was. I had some swollen lymph nodes in my neck that someone noticed so I wen to the Dr. The Dr. said, we are 95% sure this is not cancerous, buts lets check to make sure...
    apothicred apothicred
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    Living With Papillary Thyroid Cancer Since '08

    I'm Julie.  I'm 45.  I'm living with Papillary Thyroid Cancer since 08.   I've had a complete thyroidectomy, a some parathyroid were removed, 3 I think.  I've had RAI Treatments, the first I-131 and then followups, one in '09.  I'm coming up soon for...
    Jibjaberwoki Jibjaberwoki
    7 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    Papillary Thyroid Cancer

    I'm 48 yrs old and got diagnosed in dec o7. my total thyroidectomy was the next month Jan o8. then I had radioactive iodine in may 08. after that a scan showed lymph nodes in my neck that were bad. Oct 08 I had 38 lymph nodes out and 2 came back positive. the radioactive...
    knittnpretty knittnpretty
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2009

    Thyroid Cancer

    I an 53 and was diagnoised with Thyroid Cancer in mid May. Many years ago the nurse practioner in my primary care office felt something in my thyroid and sent me to a thyroid doctor. He followed me for 3 years once a year and then he had me skip a year. When I saw him in May he...
    thyroid59 thyroid59
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    Hello! Last year (November 2013) I was

    diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. I chronicled my story on my website at www.mycancerstory.idrewproductions.com/ Still battling the after-effects of Hypothyrodism, but I'm making it!
    grankor grankor
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 30, 2014

    Found Out Today.

    Hello, Today I received a voicemail from a nurse trying to set up a surgical appointment for me. Six days ago I had a biopsy on my Thyroid to determine if a lump in was cancerous. I still don't know if I have cancer but since there are very few reasons to have the thyroid...
    sjcardon sjcardon
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

    What Is Considered Normal With Thyroid Cancer

    So August 2012 my gynecologist (yes my gynecologist,not my regular doctor) said I had a lump in my thyroid area. I went to an endocrinologist; had 2 biopsies done, both were inconclusive. At first he diagnosed me with Hashimoto disease but later recanted. Because of some...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 14, 2013

    Looking For Support

    I was diagnosed with follicular thyroid in may and i'm currently undergoing treatment. I just did my second surgery - removed left half of thyroid. ( we didn't find cancer until after pathology reports came back on right half of thyroid was removed) Thyca has support groups in 48...
    rebelgirlmd rebelgirlmd
    41-45, F
    Aug 2, 2013

    I Never Knew I Had It Until One Day...

    ...I went to the doctor because of a bad flu. She then noticed my neck was swollen and it could've just been related to inflammation I had but she was thorough and sent me to lab and to have an ultrasound.  After a few days she called me and told I had four different...
    freelilly freelilly
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    Diet. Bloodwork. Bs.

    My previous bout with thyroid cancer is currently having a negative impact on my life. This booklet I'm reading is trying to tell me that dairy, chocolate, and seafood are not allowed in my diet amongst other delicious things. I need a support group to talk with about that. I've...
    Krloewen Krloewen
    1 Response Jan 17, 2013

    I'M 23 With Thyroid Cancer

    In September I went to the Dr. for a regular check-up. Blood work and everything came back fine. As the days went on I started feeling very tired. Early December I went back to the Dr. my thyroid level was at a 36, very high. The Dr. recommended I go get an ultra sound done. Jan...
    Raemee Raemee
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2013

    Hi! I just got diagnosed last week.

    Now making appointments and meeting and its insane how much leg work you've got to do to address this diagnosis! Interested on others experiences with a thyroidectomy and I plan to share mine. Yikes!
    iamsarasweet iamsarasweet
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    The Most Shocking News

    In 1998 my mum noticed a swelling in my throat… I went to the doctor and did lots of tests and said am fine, but mum was sooo afraid and took me to another doctor and said the same… I wasn’t feeling good, but I ignored it I thought its college...
    Aboura Aboura
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Newly Diagnosed

    I found out I have papillary thyroid cancer two days ago. For the last year, I've had swollen lymph nodes. One in particular in the back of my neck has been swollen and causing me pain before my period. I don't know if it's related to the cancer yet, but my gut thinks it is...
    alien3starr alien3starr
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    Hey I need help. it's URGENT!

    My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse since things were happening and the blood test was a year ago. I've been having symptoms my doctor said I need to get a blood test...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    Np With Second Bout Of Papillary Thyroid Cancer

    Hello all. I discovered my own cancer and asked for tests.I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be cancer.Even my family doctor kept reassuring me saying "oh 95 percent are not cancer"Well here I am in the 5 %. In Dec 2009 I had a total thyroidectomy.2 weeks ago I had a...
    apriljoyb apriljoyb
    1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    They Found It ! Yay ! It Took Over 2 Years, But Here I Am With Thyroid Cancer

    Over two years ago I went to a doctor (at a clinic recommended by my employer), to get a physical exam that I needed for school. I started a medical course one month prior. So i thought I might as well tell Dr of my symptoms I was experiencing while I had the usual vitals taken...
    gloriana4 gloriana4
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    Hi, I Had Total Thyroidectomy, So No Cancer Now.

    Now mother of one year old baby boy, named Shaury bhat. luckily I got paediatrician doctor Kavitha Bhat as my sons doctor who is also endocrinologist. In 2012 December we went to her clinic complaining about our sons cold, she checked him and said he is fine, that is due to...
    Sandybhat Sandybhat
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2013

    How I Was Cured Ffom Cancer Disease

    My testimonies on how i was heal on THYROID CANCER by one doctor called DR AKPATA. Am Tonia brown by name i live in Canada i suffered the illness called THYROID CANCER, i have been in so many hospital's I visited so many herbalist no one was able to heal me the sickness nearly...
    Toniabrown Toniabrown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    I Am Scared

    I am scared. Yes i am terrified. Ive found out three lupms in my body, one in my neck ( i have onother one there but it is not cancerous) other near my ear and in my chest. You may say its okay people have lumps, but u know what? I had cancer and i am not 100% cured there is a...
    Thygirl Thygirl
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    I Was 10.

    It was very early December of 2005 when I didn't feel right. I suddenly always seemed to have a pain in my throat and it felt tight, sometimes causing me to breathe funny. About mid December, I was hospitalized for problems doctors could not explain. Still to this day, we don't...
    jordancromer jordancromer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

    My Story

    About a year and a half ago, my doctor found a knot on in my neck region. She immediately told me that maybe I needed to have an ultrasound and biopsy done. The biopsy came back that that nodule was inconclusive with thyroid cancer but that is how my sister's biopsy came back too...
    apsugurl28 apsugurl28
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    I Have Thyroid Cancer

    Late July 2012 I was in ICU for 5 days after a terrible hormonal imbalance that caused hallucinations, memory loss, and a myriad of other issues. I ended up on kidney dialysis and calcium and potassium treatments and while in the hospital they decided to do a 3D scan of my...
    LadyLeatherneck LadyLeatherneck
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    How I Was Cured Ffom Cancer Disease

    My testimonies on how i was heal on THYROID CANCER by one doctor called DR AKPATA. Am Tonia brown by name i live in Canada i suffered the illness called THYROID CANCER, i have been in so many hospital's I visited so many herbalist no one was able to heal me the sickness nearly...
    Toniabrown Toniabrown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Only 15

    im only 15 and i have 3 tumors in my thyroid. one looks like an adams apple and it hurrrtttsss, the other two are growing. they are already planning surgery for me and im so scared. >.< 
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds
    18-21, F
    7 Responses May 1, 2010

    I've Had Near Total Thyroidectomy, Shall I Go For Radiation?

    Hi! I am 40 years old, married with three kids. I have had my near total thyroidectomy last November 2011 due to papillary thyroid carcinoma (T1N0M0). There were no lymph nodes found. My endocrinologist recommended radiation therapy immediately after surgery, but I still have not...
    jonievaron jonievaron
    41-45, M
    9 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    My Boyfriend Has/had Thyroid Cancer

    My boyfriend had his thyroid removed march 2011. no radiation or anything after the dr said the cancer was gone. now he has to see an oncologist saying the cancer may have spread. looking for advise thanks
    knconrad knconrad
    1 Response Dec 2, 2012

    With only two months into 2014 I have been on

    the biggest rollercoaster of emotions in my whole life. Although hopeful that this will become part of my past and grateful that there is treatment available for me, this 'wait and see' game is driving me insane! Will the treatment work? Are they confident that the RAI will...
    Anyse85 Anyse85
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

    I'm Scared

    I was dx today with thyroid cancer but they can not tell me type. I am so scared. I have two girls ages 11 and 10. They do not know anything. My dr. Was not compassionate. I'm trying to figure out my next steps. I feel so alone.
    keteri keteri
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2013

    My Brother Had Thyroid Cancer, Now I Have It, Too

    During a visit with my endocrinologist last November, we finished our chat about my diabetes, which is why I started seeing him in the first place, and he said he would like to check my thyroid. He felt my neck, and said, "well, that doesn't feel normal." So, long story short, I...
    KimD1979 KimD1979
    36-40, F
    Jul 8, 2013

    How I Was Cured Ffom Cancer Disease

    My testimonies on how i was heal on THYROID CANCER by one doctor called DR AKPATA. Am Tonia brown by name i live in Canada i suffered the illness called THYROID CANCER, i have been in so many hospital's I visited so many herbalist no one was able to heal me the sickness nearly...
    Toniabrown Toniabrown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Parathyroid, Calcium And Severe Heartburn

      I had my thyroidectomy June 22 of this year and since then It has been really hard on me. I know there are a lot of people who are have not had this procedure done and are really scared. To those I say do your research and get a good surgeon. Know the right...
    Joeyanise Joeyanise
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2010

    I Am Only 28 Years Old...

    You never expect to have cancer when you are in your twenties but that is what has happened to me.  I was just diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.  I am only 28 years old.  I have a daughter that is about to turn 3 years old.  I have a husband.  I just...
    klindsey54 klindsey54
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Apr 21, 2010

    In My Opinion

    have a thyroid disease will get u trouble lately: i often feel depressed, hard to sleep, i keep hungry, my neck feel pain, keep thinking negative things, moody , n most important part easily to get anger
    sehaAinun sehaAinun
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2013

    Just home from hospital.

    Surgery was delayed and then much longer than expected. Feeling sore and tight and my head and neck feel like I slept in a car for 6 days!
    iamsarasweet iamsarasweet
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    Here's My Story With Thyroid Cancer

    First I was having trouble everytime I would sleep on my right side at night. It was making me cough. Since I was already hypothyroid I had an Endocrinologist. I told her so she was feeling for a lump on my neck. She finally found it and sent me for an ultrasound. It showed I had...
    smileyhappy smileyhappy
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    Just Been Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer

    Just been diagnosed a week ago with thyroid cancer,not sure yet what type,all I have been told is that is curable.Since then I haven't been myself, haven't told my kids yet as they are on they final exams at uni.I am not sure how to cope or how to deal with it,I feel very numb...
    simplyme64 simplyme64
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2013

    I'm Sick On Synthroid

    I was diagnosed with thyroid Cancer and had a full thyroidectomy. I follwed that with Radioactive Iodine, All the time feeling aweful. But none of that is as bad as being overdosed on Synthroid and not knowing what the heck is happening to me. At my last check up I started...
    siouxlopez siouxlopez
    46-50, F
    Dec 12, 2012

    I was diagnosed on Tuesday.

    my head is reeling because I'm in the stage of knowing enough to make you crazy but not enough to make a plan. Just a little scared I guess. Can anyone tell me more about the radio active iodine treatment and the separation from others following?
    loanother loanother
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2014

    The New Normal: Living With Thyroid Cancer

    I was diagnosed with stage 3C thyroid cancer in September 2012. It came as a complete surprise to me. The timing could not have been any worse --there was so much going on in my life at the time that when I was given the diagnosis, I had no immediate reaction. In fact, until my...
    Mywhim Mywhim
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2013

    Diagnosised At 22

    I woke up one morning to find a farely large lump in the middle of my throat. I had no idea what it was and started to worry. One week later I ended up at the doctors office getting tested for thyroid conditions. I honestly didn't have a clue what my thyroid was or what it did...
    nikki091811 nikki091811
    1 Response Jun 3, 2013

    How I Was Cured Ffom Cancer Disease

    My testimonies on how i was heal on THYROID CANCER by one doctor called DR AKPATA. Am Tonia brown by name i live in Canada i suffered the illness called THYROID CANCER, i have been in so many hospital's I visited so many herbalist no one was able to heal me the sickness nearly...
    Toniabrown Toniabrown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Moving Along

    moving along with treatment. VERY excited to find out the endo I'm seeing uses the new thyrogen injections. the old endo was doing it the Stone Age way and had me off my synthroid for weeks with NO thyroid! the joint pain has been horrible. I've had to go to part time at work...
    rebelgirlmd rebelgirlmd
    41-45, F
    Aug 24, 2013


    about 3 years ago i noticed that there was a swelling in my throat which would flare up every now and again. I went to the doctor but he said it was down to stress. After a few months it was still there so i returned to the doc and he did a blood test for the...
    forensicgirl forensicgirl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 28, 2008
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