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weechu posted:
I am recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer,papillary,and will have my thyroid removed on the 11th to be followed by one treatment with a radiation iodine pill. I am very confident that all will be well but I have one question about the pill treatment that I didn't think to ask my doctor about at the time. We have a Cancun vacation scheduled for May 6th-13th. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes between the surgery and the radiation pill treatment? Going on this vacation is the least of our worries but we would still like to go. However I would like to have everything over with and of course be on the thyroid replacement pill so I will not be experiencing the negative side effects of not havinga thyroid. I understand that each patient may be different but if there is a ballpark figure please let me know. We have till the end of march to make a decision on this. Thanks for the help.
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