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 Dr. Yeh. [...]

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