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Katie

Katie
Bio: New momma and cancer caregiver. Fighting one battle after another. No one fights alone!
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Large nodule in the neck area on the thyroid. Severe fatigue and trouble swallowing/speaking.

Muneka

Muneka
Bio: HI MY NAME IS KELSEYANN SANCHEZ IM A 30 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH STAGE 3 THYRIOD CANCER.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: THYRIOD CANCER STAGE 3 CANCER MESTASTIC TO LYMPH NODE FROM THYRIOD UNSPECIFIED, SECONDARY MALIGNANT NEOPLASM TO LYMPH NODES

Jess

Jess
Bio: 33, Thyroid cancer
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: papillary carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: So tired I want to cry.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1/29/2011 surgery to remove thyroid

Karen

Karen
Bio: I am a 47 year old registered nurse pictured here with my 9 year old daughter. We live in Colorado and enjoy being together and having fun.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Primary Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid
Cancer Symptoms: Small nodule found on thyroid during a routine examine.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: G-Tube Placement

Sterling

Sterling
Bio: Husband > 30 years. Father of two adult children. I am in awe of the brave people on this site.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Bilateral Thyroid Cancer, Papillary carcinoma, follicular variant
Cancer Symptoms: Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.

Mechi

Mechi
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: None other than a lump in my neck 3 months before it was discovered and I did feel abnormally tired
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Thyroidectomy and lymph node removal -bilateral 7.11.16 swelling,numbness, tightness around neck

Andrea

Andrea
Bio: I am the first in my family to have cancer. The fact that there is not a long genetic history is good, of course. I am 58, I have three lovely adult children and a terrific husband. My mom died…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I didn't recognize them as indicating cancer: some trouble swallowing, turtlenecks bothered me, a little hoarseness.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant

Walter

Walter
Bio: 30-year-old male with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: Small palpable lump on neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Total Thyroidectomy, 6/18/15

Mary

Mary
Bio: It has taken me a while to actually begin the process of getting up close and personal with cancer. I've been a member of the blog for about a month and have enjoyed reading what the other bloggers have…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Thyroid had numerous nodules that had become larger over time. A needle biopsy wasn't possible due to the number of nodules and the depth.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Complete thyroidectomy September 9, 2009

Patti

Patti
Bio: I am a (now) 56 yr old mother of two grown kids, married 34 years to the same patient man. My first bout with cancer was Basal Cell Carcinoma, a large spot in the middle of my back, in whatever…more
Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Two new nodules showed up on my five-year cancer CT for lymphoma. Subsequent ultrasound and then biopsies revealed papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy performed 6/10/15, now starting the process for radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6/10/15 Total thyroidectomy and relocation of parathyroid glands. Removal 15 lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: RCHOP 21. Three rounds total. 11/2/0, 11/23/10, and 12/14/10. Worst effects so far: heartburn to point of esophageal spasms, constipation, headache, mouth tenderness and dryness, fatigue and hair loss. This was for the Lymphoma. No chemo…more
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