Table of Contents
- 1 What were your first thyroid cancer symptoms?
- 2 What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?
- 3 Why did Christine Coppa have her thyroid removed?
- 4 How does it feel to be a thyroid cancer survivor?
- 5 How old do you have to be to have papillary thyroid cancer?
- 6 Is there a long-term follow up for papillary thyroid cancer?
What were your first thyroid cancer symptoms?
Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
- A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly.
- Swelling in the neck.
- Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going up to the ears.
- Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Trouble breathing.
- A constant cough that is not due to a cold.
What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?
If neglected, any thyroid cancer may result in symptoms because of compression and/or infiltration of the cancer mass into the surrounding tissues, and the cancer may metastasize to lung and bone.
Why did Christine Coppa have her thyroid removed?
Writer Christine Coppa had her thyroid removed because of cancer. Here, she explains what life is like without this important gland, her struggle with weight gain and mood changes, and what she wants others to know about surviving the big C. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team.
How does it feel to be a thyroid cancer survivor?
Living as a Thyroid Cancer Survivor For many people with thyroid cancer, treatment may remove or destroy the cancer. Completing treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You may be relieved to finish treatment, but find it hard not to worry about cancer growing or coming back.
How old do you have to be to have papillary thyroid cancer?
For papillary thyroid cancer patients above 55 years of age, early recognition (diagnosis) of the recurrence and the quality of further surgery and other papillary thyroid cancer treatments can effect your ability to be cured and survive your cancer.
Is there a long-term follow up for papillary thyroid cancer?
Your blood marker for your papillary thyroid cancer (called thyroglobulin) is elevated. If you had a papillary thyroid cancer and completed all of your treatment (s), life-long follow-up is strongly encouraged among all experts in thyroid cancer for three reasons: