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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Papillary Carcenoma

Papillary Carcenoma is a cancer of the thyroid. It is the most common thyroid cancer, and is 3 times more likely to occur in women then in men. It is very treatable via surgery and radioactive iodine treatment, and has a very high survival rate.

It also is, apparently, what my wife has growing in her neck. Well, we can't say for sure, but the doctor says it's the most likely scenario. As a result, she'll need her thyroid removed. This means she'll need to be on thyroxin for the rest of her life, and there's a small possibility the surgery could damage her voice.

While of all cancers she could possibly get, this is probably the "best" one to have in terms of treatment and survivability, we obviously would have much preferred that she didn't have cancer at all.

So those who know us and who pray, just some prayer that this will be easy, uncomplicated and quickly resolved would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: Rachel wanted me to add an extra prayer point - The follow-up treatment for thyroid cancer is radioactive iodine. It's a very effective treatment, but it will require her to stop breastfeeding Campbell, and will mean she'll need to be isolated for a while, and then not have close contact with our boys for a while more due to the radiation. It will be very hard for all of us. Some prayer that this treatment will not be required would be awesome.


Tam said...

Damn. That's some heavy news.

Well, I for one (and Chantal as well I would imagine) will be praying for it to not be the likely scenario. We will be praying for it to settle down of it's own accord. Sure, it might be asking for a miracle in an age of wonders, but I know that God can do it, so why settle for second best? I know our home group will be of the same opinion so we'll spend some time in prayer tomorrow night for you guys tomorrow.

Anyway, obviously we'll be praying for you guys, and seriously, if there is anything you need, anything at all, we'll be there.

Perhaps some meals would help? Just let me know...

Nathan Zamprogno said...

Wow. I'm hurting for you all. But hey, my Dad had a nasty cancer and beat it (Pancreatic). My Mum had a nasty cancer and beat it (Malignant Melanoma). Things have moved on so much with treatments. The Zams will be praying for you and the best outcome possible, even extending to this being a misdiagnosis. God's peace be with you in all this

Papillary thyroid cancer said...

Cancer name itself is dangerous. Thyroid cancer is very rare. It starts from thyroid gland and is kind of neck cancer. According to a new study, it has been found that those who stay in volcanic regions, are at higher risk of thyroid cancer. Papillary thyroid cancer is a type of thyroid cancer which mostly found in women. If anyone observes symptoms of it, should consult doctor immediately.