Thyroid Cancer

Hey, My name is Kourtney and I’m 16

On October 26 i went to the doctor to get a shot… all was normal.. until she checked my neck. My doctor found lump on my thyroid. From there i went to my ENT and we scheduled surgery for December 16. Final on January 6 of this year i got my test results back and it came back cancer. Then on January 21 i had a second surgery to get the rest of my thyroid taken out. So I had two surgeries in one month! Fun! Right! NO!!  And then today i got my stitches taken out! ( which im very happy about)

And now i have to see another doctor.

January 29, 2010 by  
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  • melody

    for the Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients did you have chemo? and if so did you stay in the hospital for it. as well how long did you stay? and how long was the chemo treatment for?
    sorry for all the questions i just might have lymphoma and wanted to know from people who have the disease.

  • Leah Shearer

    Hi Kourtney,

    I hear your frustration. Even years later I can recall it all like it was yesterday.
    I had thyroid cancer myself (one of two cancers). It wasn’t an easy surgery like they had told me it would be. Surgeons—amazing what some of them consider “easy”…

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you welcome to this site and keep posting…hopefully some other thyroid cancer survivors will jump on to this conversation.

    Leah Shearer
    Program Coordinator
    Teens Living with Cancer in Rochester, NY

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