Doctor Doctor

So many doctors - how do I know which to choose?Who does the diagnosis? Who does surgery? Do I need an oncologist or an endocrinologist?The initial steps in identifying and diagnosing thyroid cancer are often confusing and you may be referred for several tests done by different practitioners. DiscoveryBecause thyroid cancer usually does not have… Continue reading Doctor Doctor

The Symptom Checklist

How to use the Symptom Checklist section of the patient Pathways Forms. Building your own Pathways Guide book can help you track and determine your individual thyroid cancer treatment as you progress from newly diagnosed to long term survivor. One of the issues thyroid cancer patients often face is being told their symptoms have nothing… Continue reading The Symptom Checklist

Take Patient Blaming Out of the Equation

The recent publication of Evidence-Based Use of Levothyroxine/Liothyronine Combinations in Treating Hypothyroidism: A Consensus Document brought a breath of fresh air to the thyroid community, especially to those of us on life-long exogenous thyroid hormones because we lost our thyroid to cancer.  The Consensus Document, a joint endeavor of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), British… Continue reading Take Patient Blaming Out of the Equation