It’s time for a quick catch up with Lauren who is about to go into hospital for her radioactive iodine treatment. Lauren fills us in on the side effects of having no thyroid and how the most difficult thing to deal with is being tired all the time. It’s a long couple of weeks as Lauren starts to miss some of her favourite foods as she has to be on a low iodine diet but with her bag full of chocolate goodies and her Nan’s chocolate cake, it’s not long until Lauren and chocolate are reunited!
When Faye was born she had a small red patch on her neck which her parents noticed was getting bigger, eventually it got so big it began to press on Faye’s windpipe so the decision was made to give Faye […]
Faye had to spend three days in isolation on Christie’s Young Oncology Unit, somewhere were she was used to seeing as an outpatient but not as an inpatient. Faye explains the difference between being treated on an adult ward to […]
In 2010, Abbie started college when she first started to become tired and withdrawn. Abbie’s parents thought she was just going through a rebellious teenage phase. Whilst Abbie was taking her AS Levels, Abbie visited her GP to have a blood […]
Here we are introduced to 19 year old Millie who explains how she was diagnosed with a hereditary condition called Cowden’s Syndrome which can increase the risk to certain cancers. Millie then chats about how she was later diagnosed with Thyroid […]