Follicular thyroid cancer

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What is follicular thyroid cancer?

Follicular thyroid cancer begins in the thyroid gland, this is located at the front-base of the neck. Follicular thyroid carcinoma is more common in areas of the world where diets are low in iodine.

Common symptoms reported by people with follicular thyroid cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with follicular thyroid cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
follicular thyroid cancer (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with follicular thyroid cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with follicular thyroid cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for follicular thyroid cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
hot and cold flashes joint pain
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for follicular thyroid cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
crying fatigue 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for follicular thyroid cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
follicular thyroid cancer (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
constipation dryness 2 more
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with follicular thyroid cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has follicular thyroid cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 5
40s 14
50s 14
60s 15
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from follicular thyroid cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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