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Old 07-25-2003, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Is there a chance for CANCER?

I hve been on med. for the past 12 yrs. now. Before that I had been on them for five years during which time my hyperthyroid was brought under control. I was then off med. for about two years then I got a relapse. Although I am on 20mg of Carbimozole daily I'm experincing symtoms of hyper..still. Recent tests have shown that my white blood count is falling. I do experience severe pains in my thighs after sitting for about an hour or so. Walking and climbing stirs become very discomforting and sometimes even seem too difficult to attempt. My doctor has recommended RadioActive Iodine Treatment to put an end to med. causing the low blood count. I am very concerned about my situation. Has anyone been in this situatin? Can someone tell me something that would give me hope?
I'm scared!
Is there a chance for CANCER?

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Old 07-26-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hi Vincent, bummer no one else has answer your post so I'm going to jump in. Do you have graves disease? antithyroid pills really suppresses the immume system. My brother has had the same problems you have. On the medication he got a cold that would go away, he was just plain sick, he ops for the RAI. Now he is Hypo and has to deal with that. It's really is a no win situation! I think your biggest problem is fear it self. Not knowing is the worse!!! I can sure relate to being hyper, the feeling is horrible!!! You need a scan to see what's going on in the thryoid. I have had thryoid cancer and it will show up on a scan. see if your docotr will order one so you can find some peace with this. If it's not cancer and I bet it's not, you may never need surgery. ~C

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Old 07-26-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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Often times people with cancer have perfectly *normal* labs and are not hyper. The fact that you're hyper does not preclude cancer, but certainly does not make it more likely. Try not to worry and find a doctor you trust. Good luck!

Old 07-28-2003, 05:43 AM   #4
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Hi Guys!
Thanks for your posts. windymoon, you've asked an interesting question. Don't know what has caused my Hyper. Sure to find out though when next I visit my Doc. I'll request referral for scan. Hope your guess is right and it's not C...
ringbearer, I really do appreciate your concern. I'm trying not to worry. But what else besides prayers?

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