80: Father, husband, runner, musician, and the lifestyle changes that came after thyroid cancer surgery (Patient Story)

In this interview, some of the key points include:

  • Self-discovered thyroid nodule
  • Diagnosed thyroid nodule
  • FNA and biopsy
  • 5 cm nodule
  • Juice cleanse and no more red meat
  • 3 hour surgery
  • Regret about a Friday afternoon surgery
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Impact of vocal cord paralysis
  • RAI six weeks post surgery – 176 mc
  • RAI diet
  • A positive and optimistic approach to the disease
  • Surgeon did not present consequences of thyroid surgery
  • Ran cross-country in high school

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