I am recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer,papillary,and will have my thyroid removed on the 11th to be followed by one treatment with a radiation iodine pill. I am very confident that all will be well but I have one question about the pill treatment that I didn't think to ask my doctor about at the time. We have a Cancun vacation scheduled for May 6th-13th. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes between the surgery and the radiation pill treatment? Going on this vacation is the least of our worries but we would still like to go. However I would like to have everything over with and of course be on the thyroid replacement pill so I will not be experiencing the negative side effects of not havinga thyroid. I understand that each patient may be different but if there is a ballpark figure please let me know. We have till the end of march to make a decision on this. Thanks for the help.View Thread
I need some advice. I have a mass growing on my thyroid, and 1 week ago a biopsy was done. When I went in for the results today I was told that the cells did not appear to be cancerous, and that they were working right. Then the doctor told me that the cells could just appear to be normal and yet still be cancerous. Now he suggests that I let him remove 1/2 of my thyroid to see if there are any cancerous cells. If so then he would remove the rest of my thyroid. Is there any other way to determine if there are cancerous cells on my thyroid? Why was the biopsy necessary if there still is a 50/50 chance that they didn't remove a certain piece that might be cancerous? I was so afraid of the biopsy that it took me 2 years to get it done. Is there anyway to remove the mass without taking out my thyroid? Can't it be scraped off or something?
The doctor also said that I would have to take thyroid medicine for the rest of my life. Why would I have to pop pills, if my thyroid is removed, and what are the side effects from these pills? I am not a pill popper and I have never had any major surgeries in my life. Is there any way besides taking my thyroid to determine if cells are cancerous. I am so scared, please help!
I used to be a daily user of chewing tobacco, and when I noticed that I had a receding gum line i quit, and...
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I used to be a daily user of chewing tobacco, and when I noticed that I had a receding gum line i quit, and then started smoking for a bit. Luckily I've stopped both habits. But now my gums have lines on them running parallel to my jaw, and on the inside of my left gum, is a bad spot where i can see and feel lighter gums rippling. I also know that part of the recession is probably caused by my wisdom teeth which were supposed to be removed about 4-5 years ago. I don't have the money to see a dentist, but I enlisted in the military. So assuming I pass basic training, I should be able to receive treatment in around 5-6 months. I've included 2 pictures. I just need to know, because it's causing me major stress issues, I am getting acid reflux, not sleeping, etc. I guess I just need to know if I should sell my computer or something just to go see a dentist. Thanks.View Thread
its a pointy/boney bump on the floor of my mouth, its only on 1 side i googled it and found it might just...
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its a pointy/boney bump on the floor of my mouth, its only on 1 side
i googled it and found it might just be a "tori" or "exostosis"
but then i read this...
"Cancers called osteomas and sarcomas can form cause unusual bone growth in the mouth. In virtually all cases, these growths lack symmetry, growing on just one side of the mouth or notably large on one side than the other."
ive been a smoker for 5 years and i quit after i saw this. so my question is could this be cancer? what should i do? View Thread
I have been looking into different rinses and methods to relieve the pain and discomfort from oral mucositis due to treatment (5FU). I've heard of a few home remedies and mixes but also read about products for it such as MuGard. Has anyone else tried MuGard or a rinse like it?View Thread
I have a blister on my left tonsil that has been there for a few weeks now. It hurts so much just to drink water and I am scared to death. Does anyone know if this may be a sign of oral cancer? It's not herpes. I have seen that before and this is completely different. I know it's not strep because I would have had more symptoms by now. ThanksView Thread
This can be seen in my profile pic. I guess u could call me a hypochondriac but I would like to know what causes it. I seldomly use tobacco. I use it at the most a few snus pouches a week. When i got them this time i had not so much as touched any kind of tobacco for two weeks.View Thread
Can any one help me with any information about throat cancer. Has anyone had it or are you a caregiver of someone that has it. My husband got it 7 mo. ago. He has had chemo and radiation and we are waiting for surgery now. His neck is swelling now and real hard. He is very tired and dozes most of the time when he is sitting such as watching tv. If anyone has any comments of this type of cancer and its outcome or after treatment I would be interested in hearing your story. Thank you.View Thread
It all started with a knot in my left shoulder on Thursday. Now the front left side of my throat is sore, tight and tender to the touch and my teeth on the lower left side of my mouth hurt as well. Has anyone ever heard on anything like this before. Looking for someone who may have heard of this or had something like this happen to them before.View Thread
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