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An Open Thank You Letter To John Green →

skyhighnote:

Idk if John Green will see this considering how many people must attempt to contact him on a daily basis and in the fact this message was to long for an ask, but here we go.

Dear John ( fishingboatproceeds ) ,

I’ve been a Nerdfighter for a while, a reader of your book The Fault in Our Stars…

What “The Fault in Our Stars” Really Means For Those of Us With Cancer →

Wow.

Since the movie came out I was wondering how I felt about the presentation of cancer patients and the representation of thyroid cancer.

This is a very important opinion piece outlining TFIOS’s role in cancer patient presentation to the media/public. Worth the read!

(Source: dreamitwriteitcreateit)

Help my sister in her quest to kick Cancer's ass →

coffeeandsmokerings:

My sister was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and on top of that she found out today that the cancer MAY have spread to her lymph nodes. It’s a struggle for the family, I worry a lot because my sister basically raised me and she is my world. All of the expenses for all of this including the surgery is coming mainly out of pocket. I would appreciate it, and so would she… if you CAN donate a little something. No matter what, good vibes being sent her way would be appreciated. Thank you, guys. Please spread the word if nothing else.

literallyme:

In-Progress:

No 2 Cancer

A Chanel inspired shirt/bag/mug/phone case design in support of my cousin who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I want to create and sell these as a fundraiser.

Like and reblog to let me know if I should go ahead with this project!

nooooo these are really great!

New research on TSH and FT3/FT4 hormones, just published →

zimball:

Compared with disease-free controls, the FT3-TSH relationship was significantly displaced in treated patients with carcinoma, with median TSH of 0·21 vs 1·63 (P < 0·001) at a comparable FT3 of 5·0 pm in the groups.

and

TSH, FT4 and FT3 each have their individual, but also interlocking roles to play in defining the overall patterns of thyroidal expression, regulation and metabolic activity. Equilibria typical of the healthy state are not invariant, but profoundly altered, for example, by L-T4 treatment. Consequently, this suggests the revisitation of strategies for treatment optimization.

This is at least sufficient reason to get FT3 tested more frequently. Not sure about T3 supplementation, but could be an option!

Also, in this link: http://www.thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/news.html?utm_content=buffer37d9b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#new-paper

the following quote by Dr John Midgley is posted:

"What it proves is that there is no such thing as a TSH range that is suitable for everyone, and that the range is different according to the effect of independent influences such as age, body mass, size of working thyroid volume and whether someone is on T4 or not.

The T4 therapy range is very much lower than the “normal” untreated and sits around the 1 or lower mark. The 3-4 upper level that works for the normal person is not satisfactory and can indicate undertreatment.

Also we’re finding that people with no thyroid working at all cannot easily regain normal FT3 with T4 alone and that TSH suppression often has to happen, and in some people no amount of T4 will regain normal FT3 levels. Recent reviews by the gurus now admit that some people cannot handle T4 only and regain health. Just thought you’d like to know that the avalanche is beginning.”