nursing school and thyroid cancer treatment

  1. Last night I was told by my endocrinologist that my thyroid cancer which has be surgically treated and gone for the last two years has returned. Please let me know if the stress of nursing school is so bad that I will not be able to treatment and follow up for my thyroid cancer recurrence. I am enrolled in some prereqs this summer including micro but I am hoping to be finished with the worst of the treatment before my clinicals begin but I will still have to get regular lab tests and radioactive iodine scans during the two years. On the other hand I can't place my life on hold forever. I am also wondering if thyroid cancer may possibly give the nursing school a reason not to accept me into the program.
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  3. by   pixiestudent
    Hi BioRn I am so sorry to hear that. I hope all goes well. I have had thyroid cancer and I had to go through the treatments. The hardest part for me was being off my thyroid medicine. I still go to school full time and really haven't had any problems. I made sure to do my radioactive treatment on break because I couldn't be around anybody. Hope this helps.
  4. by   micro
    don't overtax yourself.........keep in contact with your doc's.............take care of yourself.............all in perspective

    you will do great in nursing school.........what a gift you will be to our profession.............
  5. by   BioRN
    Thank you for your good wishes and support. Pixiestudent I don't feel quite so alone now that I know another student is in the same situation.

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