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  • Swifty has replied to a post on the message board

    I meant Butterfly501

    October 20 at 7:09 PM view post
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      I am back here to share that I have failed in my effort to save my thyroid. I tried active surveillance (controversial I know). I have a small papillary nodule. (and a few others that were not biopsied). The 6 month followup scared me, even though it was due to an error by the radioligist's report. It recorded the measurement as if it had grown 50% which is clearly not "slow growing" Also insinuated lymph node involv...

      October 20 at 6:35 PM view discussion
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        I am curious about the iodine supplementation. How did you know what dose, did you have Hashimoto's also? I have read conflicting info about the iodine with Hashi's. I am currently eating Whole Food, plant based, no meat, dairy or gluten. So I suppose vegetarian. I have a barely 1cm papillary cnacerous nodule mid region and am considering active surveillance and while waiting, maybe I can kill the little bastard ;)

        April 22 at 2:01 PM view post
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          Another among many articles showing active surveillance being a reasonable option. I understand their are risks, but having no thyroid has its own set of troubles. I am subclinical for Hypothyroidism and as mentioned in the article I have high calcification in this nodule. I have not ruled out surgery but I think 3 months is not a difference one way or another. If it changes at the 3 motnh follow-up this will be a di...

          April 22 at 1:29 PM view post
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            PS: Check out this esecond article from the Thyroid Association:https://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-12/vol-6-issue-12-p-10-11/

            April 22 at 11:48 AM view post
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              Had my appointment yesterday with an Endo Surgeon at NYU Langone to discuss my 1cm nodule with Papillary Cancer. (and Hashimoto's) I liked him very much. His opinion was that I fit in a category of people who could do active surveillance, have ultrasounds periodically and see if it changes. It may have been there for a long time, no way to know. It is a slow growing type and is situated in a "good" location so he f...

              April 20 at 2:02 AM view discussion
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                Thanks for the suggestion on preserving the tumor. Hadn't thought of that. Yes, I realize 60 brings an aging body and a higher risk of problems. Until recently I enjoyed good health and I suppose in my mind I wasn't feeling as old as I am. :( I imagine I will have surgery and hope for the best like everyone else. The alternative is to wonder each day if it has decided to grow and spread and I missed my opportuni...

                March 27 at 11:17 PM view post
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                  I sure hope you are right. Mine is 1cm so hopefully, it has been correctly diagnosed and is the beginning and the end.

                  March 27 at 11:11 PM view post
                  • Swifty has replied to a post on the message board

                    I sure hope you are right. Mine is 1cm so hopefully, it has been correctly diagnosed and is the beginning and the end.

                    March 27 at 11:11 PM view post
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                      Thank you. I understand your limitations. I will ask the primary Doc if I should start again. Another Doc, who originally prescribed it said I should be on it for life due to autoimmune issues. Maybe I should never have stopped. :( I suppose I will never know if it would have prevented this, so forward I go.

                      March 27 at 11:06 PM view post
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