Category: Thyroid cancer


• April 16, 2013 • Comments (1)

Sorry for the radio silence.   Last Tues, April 9, I went to my endocrinologist, expecting nothing but total routine, same as it’s been for the last 9 years.  Then she told me that my ultrasound showed an abnormal lymph node on the left side of my neck.   That’s the side with my one remaining good [...]

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Category: Canadian health care system, Thyroid cancer, Voice problem

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Thyroid surgery risks and complications

• April 8, 2013 • Comments (0)

Great summary of thyroid surgery risks and complications, from Dr. Chris Chang’s blog.  During  my surgery for papillary thyroid cancer, my right recurrent laryngeal nerve was severed (a thyroplasty surgery restored my voice), and I lost at least 2 of my parathyroid glands.  I’m now on max doses of calcuim and Vitamin D for the [...]

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Category: Thyroid cancer, Voice surgery

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