Thyroid Cancer Stories

Thyroid cancer can be of four main types, which vary in their aggressiveness. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is hard to cure with current treatments, whereas papillary (the most common), follicular, and medullary thyroid cancer can usually be cured.  (National Cancer Institute)


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Carmen Yee

• Diagnosis: Papillary thyroid cancer
• Cancer details: Most common kind of thyroid cancer
• 1st Symptoms: Swollen neck
• Treatment: Thyroidectomy (entire removal of thyroid), radioactive iodine treatment
• Status: Remission

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Jamie Kay

• Diagnosis: Papillary thyroid cancer
• Cancer details: Most common kind of thyroid cancer
• 1st Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing, lump on neck
• Treatment: Thyroidectomy (entire removal of thyroid), radioactive iodine treatment
• Status: In radioactive iodine treatment

Greg Sable

• Diagnosis: Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer
• Cancer details: Spread to lymph nodes
• 1st Symptoms: Fatigue, lump in neck near Adam’s apple
• Treatment: Thyroidectomy (entire removal of thyroid), radioactive iodine treatment
• Status: Remission