Thyroid papillary carcinoma, breast cancer, neck lymph node cancer

Posted by vstormy @vstormy, Jun 8 8:30pm

I started with thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma with I 131 radiation, later developed breast cancer triple negative, which supposedly was cancer free after surgeries. Since the breast cancer that has been 11 years ago. I now developed a nodule in my neck between the carotid artery and jugular vein 1 cm which is papillary carcinoma oncolytic variant. I have had two different opinions on how to take care of this. First surgical which they reply can be very dangerous, second alcohol ablation therapy. Does anyone know of any other therapies that could help and who would be the best doctor to work with. Thanks

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Welcome @vstormy. I'm tagging fellow members @remi @mjay and @dorisena who have all had both breast cancer and thyroid cancer.

@vstormy, if I read your post correctly, after having papillary carcinoma, followed by triple negative breast cancer, you now found a nodule that is oncocytic classic variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Is this the same variant as the original diagnosis? In other words, is this a recurrence or a new primary? Have you considered a third opinion to help make your treatment choice?

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Welcome @vstormy. I'm tagging fellow members @remi @mjay and @dorisena who have all had both breast cancer and thyroid cancer.

@vstormy, if I read your post correctly, after having papillary carcinoma, followed by triple negative breast cancer, you now found a nodule that is oncocytic classic variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Is this the same variant as the original diagnosis? In other words, is this a recurrence or a new primary? Have you considered a third opinion to help make your treatment choice?

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I can't recall the details from my thyroid cancer because I wasn't given much explanation and I was told I had to have my thyroid removed. I wasn't given any treatment choice. With the breast cancer, I had lump removal, was misdiagnosed, went to an oncologist who removed more margin and did a lymph node removal to verify that the cancer did not involve the lymph nodes. The readiation burned my skin badly so I had three days relief and treatment before they continued the radiation.
I was diagnosed with a paralyzed vocal chord 18 months after surgery on the thyroid and they said it was too late to rehab my vocal chord with therapy. They offered more sugery. I declined. The vocal sound has returned somewhat after many years, but doesn't have a pleasant voice sound. I can't rejoin the choir to sing. I don't worry about more cancer at my age. I eat an excellent anti-cancer diet and get what exercise I can manage.

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In Ohio we go to The James at The Ohio State University as it is famous for its cancer research and treatment.
My son is going there now for cancer treatment. My friend's husband is also having treatment at The James.
Cleveland Clinic has a national reputation for treatment at Cleveland, Ohio and I trust their reports on a number of health issues. Mayo Clinic is recommended if you are able to travel there for treatment. M.D. Anderson is famous for their cutting edge treatments in brain tumors which are cancerous. My relative went there for special treatment and her husband received training to administer the IV's for horse urine 24-hour IV. She lived for a year longer than predicted and went back to The James in the end. She was only 35. Proper diet is essential for avoiding cancer and healing those that occur. That's all I know about the matter, so I do my best at home.

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