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Thread #142631   Message #3843776
Posted By: Rapparee
08-Mar-17 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Well, back when she had thyroid cancer at 17, the doctors at DC's Georgetown Medical Center took out her thyroid, parathyroid, and 71 lymph nodes. She says she was "peeled from neck to armpit." There might not be any nodes to discover! That was better than half a century ago and things have improved somewhat, I guess. Oh! The thyroid cancer is linked directly to the x-ray treatments (!) she got when she was 7 to treat...poison ivy.

This will be her fifth type of cancer.