Patients Stories

Helen Hobrough

Hello, 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…

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Gill Carnell

Hi,  I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I was in my 30s 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 - …

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Georgina Miller

Georgina 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…

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HENRIETTA BRUMBLE

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. A Thyroid Ultra Sound (US) was ordered, the results of which revealed a cystic lesion…

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SARAH LIDDLE

Hi, 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…

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DAVE WOOLVEN

In 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…

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ENA MORRIS

April 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…

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LEIGHTON JOHN

I 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. Around about January 2005,…

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CHRIS JAMES

My 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…

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CY DAVIES

My 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…

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