radioactive iodine

I was not able to have surgery locally in the Inland Empire. The only surgeon my doctor recommended there practiced at a hospital that did not accept my insurance. So my doctor told me to come to UCLA. I was reluctant to come so far and to leave my home [...]
By Daisy • February 14, 2018
My original thyroidectomy was 5 1/2 years ago. My globulin was always too high so I had followups every 3 months. I had two rounds of radioactive iodine but it still did not kill the cancer. My lymph node was growing rapidly so my endocrinologist referred me to By Side of the Rice Field • January 26, 2018
Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address [...]
By G1951 • November 29, 2017
My words to others is - it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn't see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave [...]
By cory • July 11, 2017
I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She [...]
By mjf • June 15, 2017