Types of Thyroid Cancer

I get the Mayo Clinic "living with cancer" newsletter.

This last one had a brief discussion of Thyroid Cancer, and it's different types.

Mayo Clinic -Thyroid Cancer

Nothing you can't find elsewhere, but it simply states them.

I wouldn't even post this except that it's important to know what type of Thyroid Cancer you have.  They are different animals and can't be treated the same.

Having said that, if you are diagnosed you need a good Endocrinologist and a good Oncologist. 

Make sure the team agrees on the diagnosis and the course of treatement.

Educate yourself.   Ask questions.  If you are not getting satisfactory answers, get another doctor.

Be well !

Sterling

Susan J threw a punch at your cancer.
Helen Marshall, Pen sent you a hug.
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I hope you are doing well yourself, Sterling. Thanks for sharing this information.
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Thanks for asking. I think I'm finally settling out with the dosage and such. We shall see. Take care Susan.
A church friend's niece had the medullary type, for years. And there was a young woman here whose father had a pretty lethal type,...I forget what it was, but shortly after he passed, a chemo Rx was approved that showed a lot of promise.
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I just googled, the lethal type is Anaplastic.
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Yes. That's what Justice William Rehnquist had.
Interestingly some have suggested that Papillary not be classified as cancer. Not sure that's a universal opinion.

And yes, that's why it's important to know what you are dealing with.
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Thyroid Cancer

October 31, 2012

Stage 1

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Thyroidectomy

No energy.

Learning to be patient.

Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.

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