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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. 126 People

    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 46-50, F 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    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

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    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 61-65 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    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 Nov 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses May 30

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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    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 18-21 10 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    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 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    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

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    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 41-45 8 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    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 Nov 19, 2013

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    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

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    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...
    siuuisuta siuuisuta 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    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 31-35, F Jul 8, 2013

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    I'm Very Worried That I May Have Thyroid Cancer

      I'm 46 yrs old woman single mom of 2 teenage boys. I'm very scared that I may have thyroid cancer. I found 2 lumps on the left side of my neck approx 6 wks ago, and my left eye is slightly protruding with dry skin all around it, I have been gaining weight like crazy even...
    Boston730 Boston730 46-50 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    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 22-25 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    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 Nov 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    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

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    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 36-40, F Aug 24, 2013

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    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

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    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 46-50 3 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    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 Nov 19, 2013

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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    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 11 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    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 41-45 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    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 8 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    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 36-40, F Aug 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I personally did not have cancer but my sister did and as of 08-07 2014 I donated my stem-cells so she could live
    dantodawn dantodawn 51-55, T Aug 8

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    All the emotions from pain and fear to acceptance and denial have come and gone. Mostly what abides with me is that I have become framed in the order of my family history through...
    1969chris 1969chris 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Diagnosed 4 weeks ago with grade 4 glioblastoma and absolutely ******** myself. Im 25 y/o and so scared I might die... Is anyone else in the same boat?!
    hamsahand25 hamsahand25 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    When I was about four years old I was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Along with this I also had a stroke, who knows how many radiation treatments and about a dozen...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 1

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    Im 38 we tried to conceive via surrogate in Jan 2014 it didn't work and we had no extra embryos to work with for another try. On July 4th 2014 I found out I have Endometrial cancer...
    supersad2014 supersad2014 36-40, F Aug 7