One question that will arise for most if not every patient, is the question of prognosis. Whenever I did bring up that question, I never received an answer.
Being diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) likely means one loses his or her thyroid.
As a 25-year-old young adult receiving a cancer diagnosis, starting a family had still been a dream, one that became very uncertain if not obsolete.
I am happy for patients who have one of these RET mutations, which can more effectively be treated. I just wish there were better options for me.
As a patient with a rare disease, February each year is special. It is Rare Disease Month, culminating on Rare Disease Day.
If you are familiar with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in any way, you will have learned about a possible genetic component that accompanies MTC.
Medullary thyroid cancer changed me, but it doesn’t define me.
Shortly after my medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) diagnosis, I made many changes to my lifestyle.
I am not the same person I was before I received my diagnosis. I have grown in many areas, but I have also developed extensive new struggles.
Over the last several weeks, I have been contacted over social media by multiple newly diagnosed medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) patients.