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  • ToddlerFather has replied to a post on the message board

    Are you trying Term Life Insurance or Whole Life Insurance ? Perhaps going for Whole Life Insurance would be easier in that condition. 

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      If time is of the essence, I would get genomics testing of the tumor tissue real fast. This will help triage possible treatments faster, mostly by knowing what has little chance of working and what has some chance of working. There are no absolutes, but it can make a difference.

      February 17 at 1:02 AM view post
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        Usually the pathology report is in the letterhead of the pathology lab, and you could call them. But if not, then asking the surgeon the name and number of the lab would work. 

        February 16 at 4:30 PM view post
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          Note that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. A good number of people that die of other causes are later found to have thyroid cancer, or other cancers, that never went near to be life threatening. After the tissue sample is sent to pathology, keep track of where it's stored and for how long it's supposed to be preserved. It might come handy in the future if things go south. 

          February 16 at 4:38 AM view post
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            What are the side effects of both options of chemo ? Perhaps that will make it easier to choose between none, option 1 and option 2. 

            February 13 at 6:10 PM view post
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              Most thyroid cancers are asymptomatic, so not feeling sick is usual; the harder battle will be in your mind and spirit, and you are already behind in the score since you are feeling scared. Not telling anyone but your significant other is common and it's probably better this way.  That said, Hurtle Cell is not your "garden variety" thyroid cancer so you need to follow it closely; mine is a follicular varia...

              February 13 at 6:07 PM view post
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                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoxsey_Therapy What it sounds curious to me is that their treatment lacks a direction, it's more like someone cooking and using what was available in the grocery store that day. If you look at other alternative treatments, they at least have consistency in what they believe that helps and why. 

                February 12 at 3:26 PM view post
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                  My metastases (at lungs, from a primary thyroid cancer) seem to be diminishing thanks to LDN: https://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/ But the immune system in the brain is too different in order to have any indication that LDN, although having recognized effects on some types of tumors, would act on GBM. But since Naltrexone, the high dosage counterpart to LDN, is used to treat opiace add...

                  February 11 at 2:13 AM view post
                  • ToddlerFather has replied to a post on the message board

                    Alongside TMZ or just Optune ?  How are the tumor(s) responding ?

                    February 11 at 1:23 AM view post
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                      For possible targeted therapies currently in clinical trials, see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5834086/

                      February 11 at 12:38 AM view post
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                      About toddlerfather

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                      Thyroid Cancer
                      After Treatment, Alternative Treatments, Biotherapy, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Conventional Treatments, Diagnostic Imaging, Diet, Emotional Support, Genetics, Hormone Therapy, Image Enhancement, Insurance, Lifestyle, Local Hyperthermia, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Photodynamic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiation, Side Effects, Spiritual Support, Supplements, Surgery

                      I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in 2012, had 2 hemithyroidectomies and was hopeful that I would make a full recovery. After radioactive iodine there was still traces of Thyroglobulin with no findings in PET/CT, until end of 2016, when I was diagnosed with lung metastases. Genomics testing indicate NRAS mutation, and let's see what can be done to fight this formidable foo.
                      After receiving LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) and High Dosage Vitamin D, the exponential growth curve has turned to a slow decline, showing incredible results of this very simple, cheap and effective treatment.
                      Now adding alpha-lipoic acid to the combo, but it's soon to say if it helps or not.

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