Papillary thyroid carcinoma

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What is papillary thyroid carcinoma?

Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common cancer of the thyroid gland. The cause of this cancer is unknown.

Common symptoms reported by people with papillary thyroid carcinoma

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 papillary thyroid carcinoma

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for papillary thyroid carcinoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry eyes metallic taste in mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 41
40s 67
50s 70
60s 28
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

85% Female
15% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 139
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from papillary thyroid carcinoma patients who have completed their condition history
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