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  • mickchic has replied to a post on the message board

    I just had 8 Lymph nodes biopsied and they did no medication or numbing. I hurt when they did it but it only lasted a few minutes. After it some where tender like a bruse but not bad. You will be fine. Hoping and Praying for you that you receive only good news.

    May 15 at 3:53 PM view post
    • mickchic has replied to a post on the message board

      I am probably the worst person to reply because I am that random person who had it come back after 23 years. And I am currently going through the same thing you are except in my lymph nodes which of course swell up for other reasons. I am constantly having that moment of panic when one swells up. But I have learned to deal with it by reminding myself 1.Thyroid cancer is truely very slow growing. 2.Even if it is the...

      April 15 at 7:46 PM view post
      • mickchic has replied to a post on the message board

        I had thyroid cancer at a very young age (14) and have been taking thyroid medication for 28 years now and I have never heard  anything about getting atrial fibrillation from it.

        February 08, 2013 view post
        • mickchic has replied to a post on the message board

          I would recommend you do whatever is allowed in Canada to get them to give you the treatment you need. I had thyroid cancer in 1984 and had my entire thyroid removed in1985 at at 14. At the time it was not well known to non-specialist that you should still do follow-up after removing the entire thyroid so other than monitoring my thyroid levels I had no follow-up at all. 23 years later I have thyroid ca...

          February 08, 2013 view post
          • mickchic has replied to a post on the message board

            Sorry this is so scary for you. I had my thyroid removed in 1985 and then had a reocurrence in 2009. I had 21 nodes removed followed by radiation. I have done a recheck every three months up until August of this year when they finally had a zero reading and decided we can switch to yearly rechecks. With all of those initial test and rechecks I did thyrogen shots and never had a problem. My understanding is that sid...

            November 15, 2012 view post
            • mickchic has commented on a news story

              Since I had my initial diagnosis in 1984 and thyroid removed in January of 1985 with no RAI follow-up; yet had a recurrence in September of 2009 (23 years later) I think if you want a true picture you would have to expand the research to cover a longer period. The side effects of one RAI treatment are very minimal and would increase the chances of patients not having a recurrence. I agree with charlie3 "better safe t...

              August 18, 2011 view news story
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              I first had thyroid cancer when I was 14 and had my thyroid removed in Jan. 1985. In Sept. 2008 I became very ill and after test was told that the cancer was back. Since then I have had 21 lymph-nodes and one salivary gland remove and completed one round of RAI treatment. My test are still not getting a zero reading but are not high enough to treat so I am in a holding pattern right now.

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