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Entry # 1 - A Little Bit About Me
My Story - The Beginning
Monday, 11 August 2008 17:00

Welcome!  I’m a 32 year old male living in United States diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in Jan 2009.  This blog is my story. Having thyroid cancer has been very scary and challenging in many aspects.  I have gone through many ups and downs with my treatments and doctor experiences.  I have had some very positive experiences, but unfortunately the start was very rough.   Overall, I am doing excellent and I’m living a normal happy life.  I hope you can learn from my experiences.

   

There are around 35,000 new cases of thyroid cancers diagnosed yearly.  I found it very beneficially and comforting to know what others have done and gone through for treatment.  I’m the type of person who doesn’t like surprises.  Please read my story and share it with anyone you feel would benefit from reading about my cancer challenges.  This blog will continue to be updated with my progress of treatment, tests, and outcomes.  I may also adding up-to-date news and studies that I’ve read as well as anything else I feel would be helpful. 

    

   

You, your friend, or family member does not have to go through thyroid cancer alone.  

 

dog and chicken

 

My dog is full of joy!!  She was great support :)  She makes me laugh!

  

 

    

    

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About Me
Sunday, 17 August 2008 17:00

I’m a thyroid cancer survivor. Hello, I’m a 32 year old male living in the east coast of United States.  I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in Jan 2009.  This blog is my story. Having thyroid cancer has been very scary.  I have gone through many ups and downs with my treatments and doctor experiences.  I have had some very positive experiences, but unfortunately the start was very rough.  Overall, I am doing excellent and I’m living a normal happy life.  I hope you can learn from my experiences.

 

There are around 35,000 new cases of thyroid cancers diagnosed yearly.  I found it very beneficially and comforting to know what others have done and gone through for treatment.  I’m the type of person who doesn’t like surprises.  Please read my story and share it with anyone you feel would benefit from reading about my cancer challenges.  This blog will continue to be updated with my progress of treatment, tests and outcomes.  I may also add up-to-date news and studies that I’ve read as well as anything else I feel would be helpful. 

 

You, your friend, or family member does not have to go through thyroid cancer alone. 

 

This blog also has a community forum so you can reach out to me and/or others.  Registration is quick and easy.  Registration is required to prevent spamming on my site and that’s it.  The email address you provide will only be used by you and to verify that you are not a spammer….I don’t send out emails. I want to keep the users anonymous so please use a nickname for your username.  Please join my forum and contribute to help spread the knowledge of thyroid cancer and treatments around the world.  Telling your story can help comfort and/or encourage other thyroid cancer fighters.

 

Disclaimer-  This is my story not medical advice.  The information on this website is not intended to be used as medical advice.  I am not a medical doctor so you must consult your cancer specialist (endocrinology or otolaryngology) for your treatment and medical advice. The information on this website is copyrighted by thyroidcancerblog.com so reproduction of any material is prohibited.  Please read the User Agreement Terms and Conditions.  Continuing to use this site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.

 

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Entry # 2 - Discovery of Thyroid Nodule: What’s That?
My Story - The Beginning
Tuesday, 16 September 2008 17:00

I would have never thought a routine MRI of my cervical spine would come back with a diagnosis of a thyroid nodule, but it did. My internal medicine doctor initially ordered a MRI of my cervical neck for some discomfort and pain in my upper neck and back.  This neck pain was caused by a compressed disc in my spin between C5-C6 vertebrae.  It had nothing to do with my thyroid gland located on the front of my neck.  

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Entry # 3 - Ultrasound of My Thyroid Nodule: I am Sure it is Benign
My Story - The Beginning
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:00

Walking into the ultrasound waiting room made me a little uncomfortable.  I was the youngest patient in the room.  This reassured me that I was probably just fine.  How could someone so young get thyroid cancer?  I guess thyroid cancer is more common in younger people than one may believe...

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Entry # 4 - My First Surgeon: First Disaster
My Story - The Beginning
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:00

My internal medicine doctor referred me to a general surgeon within the same hospital. This has to do with an insurance thing.  I did my research so I was anticipating that he would perform a fine needle aspiration (FNA) on my thyroid nodule.  Boy was I in for a big surprise....

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Entry # 5 - My First Endocrinologist: Second Disaster
My Story - The Beginning
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 17:00

About two weeks later I met with the endocrinologist.  This endocrinologist was probably about 70 years old with one foot in the grave.   He actually had to turn his hearing aid up in the beginning of the exam in order to hear me.  Maybe I’m a little soft spoken (or more likely he’s just a little def.)  Again, I have nothing against older doctors this is just how things are turning out for me.  My introduction with this endocrinologist was fine however my experience with him quickly went downhill.

    

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