In my search for information and support I came across this site. i am a great believer in the sharing of information and our personal life experiences to others. I am a 46 year old female married and grandmother of 2 little ones and another due in 5 weeks who has just had my thyroid totally removed and a right neck resection for thyroid cancer. I found some lower neck lumps about 8 weeks ago and after extensive test and procedures all coming back fine and a wrong diagnosis, still managed to have the docs scratching their heads. Finally I had the lumps removed a month ago which came up with thyroid cancer in the lumos and some of the lymph nodes arounf the lumps. 1 1/2 weeks after that back into surgery for thyroidectomy and removal of remaining lymph nodes on right side of my neck. Path results came back with more cancer but showed normal thyroid in look, they found a small tumor in it after careful looking. I am now waiting to hear from nuclear medicine doc re radioactive iodine treatment.If there is anyone out there who is or has been through a similar experience i would love to hear from you. I have so much to look forward to in my life and so many fantastic friends and family, which inspires me to get through the tough time I have gone through and have still to come.
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