Support through thyroid cancer

Thomas Drayton

February 28, 2023 Jessie Larson-Wu Season 1 Episode 12
Thomas Drayton
Support through thyroid cancer
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Support through thyroid cancer
Thomas Drayton
Feb 28, 2023 Season 1 Episode 12
Jessie Larson-Wu

Listen in to Thomas's story this month, as he shares about being diagnosed with stage 4C medullary thyroid cancer in 2020 after having not been to the doctor in about 6 years. He shares about the difficult process of diagnosis, along with being told that he has metastasis in his spine/hips and that he has the HRAS mutation (which doctors have told him impact the ability for them to treat him). He is honest about continuing to have difficult emotional days, but has also found ways to cope with his diagnosis (he shares about finding others diagnosed with MTC, his support system, and cycling). He has plans to cycle across every US state before he dies, we are cheering for you Thomas!
**Please be aware that Thomas shares in this episode about getting a bone biopsy without sedation (minutes 13:34-15:50).

Please note: This podcast is unedited and represents the opinions, experiences and views of those speaking. Please consult your own medical doctor(s) or therapist for all matters involving your health and medical care.

Show Notes

Listen in to Thomas's story this month, as he shares about being diagnosed with stage 4C medullary thyroid cancer in 2020 after having not been to the doctor in about 6 years. He shares about the difficult process of diagnosis, along with being told that he has metastasis in his spine/hips and that he has the HRAS mutation (which doctors have told him impact the ability for them to treat him). He is honest about continuing to have difficult emotional days, but has also found ways to cope with his diagnosis (he shares about finding others diagnosed with MTC, his support system, and cycling). He has plans to cycle across every US state before he dies, we are cheering for you Thomas!
**Please be aware that Thomas shares in this episode about getting a bone biopsy without sedation (minutes 13:34-15:50).

Please note: This podcast is unedited and represents the opinions, experiences and views of those speaking. Please consult your own medical doctor(s) or therapist for all matters involving your health and medical care.