Hi there - you sound just like me. My thyroid cancer was Herthle cell though and my life expectancy is "medium term" because the lump was 4.6cm. Have no idea why I would have it. I smoked like a chimney for many years but apparently smoking has nothing to do with it. I'm terrified too, but your type of cancer has the safest outcome, medicos say that if you have to get cancer anywhere, papillary thyroid cancer is the best one to get. Keep your chin up, you'll have bad days and good days (I had the worst day today, but I've got nowhere to go but up!). Please answer, I'd so love someone to talk to about this as nobody really understands and I don;t want to burden them.
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