PATIENT STORIES

Case Studies of Thyroid Cancer Patients

helen hobrough articleHello, my name is Helen Hobrough.  When I was 52, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. To say that it was a shock is putting it mildly. Like most people I knew that I had a thyroid, I never really stopped to think about what it did for me and I certainly had never even heard of thyroid cancer!

gill carnell Hi,  I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I was in my 30’s.  I thought I was too young. Even though cancer is talked about more than it used to be, people still don’t want to talk about it - but attending the group meetings after my surgery and treatment ...

george articleGeorgina Miller - Treasurer and Founder Member TCSGW Hello there! My name is Georgina and I was diagnosed with follicular thyroid cancer.  I found a small pea sized lump on the front of my neck when I was moisturising my face and neck - I was 36 years of age ...

Henri

In 1998 I visited my doctor as I was experiencing chronic hoarseness, some neck discomfort and slight swelling on the left side of the neck.

 

sarah liddleHi, my name is Sarah, and I'm 37.  Nine years ago I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer after discovering a lump in my throat.  I have undergone four operations, which is unusual, and have had two lots of radioactive iodine treatment.

dave woolven2In February 1974 I found a lump in my neck which shouldn’t have been there, so went to my GP. Within 10 days I was operated on in the Royal Gwent Hospital.  I hadn’t heard of thyroid cancer and I didn’t receive any information in the hospital!

enaApril and May 2009 were going to be busy months.  My eldest son was getting married on May 2nd , my other son was moving house and his wife was expecting their second child in early May.  Major heart surgery was imminent for my little one year old grandson Harri.

leighton patient storiesI was 47, my youngest daughter was 14. In 2004 we bought wetsuits, all the gear and surfboards. I loved being in the water. However in winter, it could be difficult to keep the motivation going.

chrisMy name is Chris James, I’m forty nine years old and I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in May 2013.  In the March before my diagnosis I had half of my thyroid removed because of a large swelling I had in my neck.  At this point I thought it was a goitre but when the results came back showing ...

cy daviesMy name is Cy Davies. I am the Secretary of this Support group and one of the founder members in 2004. I was 58 when I was diagnosed in 2001. In late 2000 I went to my GP complaining of aching in my back which would come and go every few weeks.

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