Can you give me some advice on getting on with life after someone has gone through thyroid cancer? I feel like I just don’t fit into my life anymore. I am always worrying about my cancer coming back.
Michelle LeBeau, Thyroid Cancer Survivor and Founder of REACT Thyroid Foundation responds:
I have found the best way to get on with life after a thyroid cancer diagnosis is to try and get back to your normal routines and activities. As a thyroid cancer patient myself, I have tried to continue working, maintaining a social life, and doing the things I enjoy. As for your worry of it coming back, be diligent in maintaining appointments with your endocrinologist and continue to conduct self neck checks in between appointments.
This question and answer was part of OncoLink's Brown Bag Web Chat Series. View the entire transcript of Focus on Thyroid Cancer.
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