My Mayo story started at my 35th birthday physical. I went to my local physician and found that I had â€ślumps on my thyroidâ€ť. My family Dr knew that my deceased mother had had thryoid cancer and he immediately asked if I intended to go to Mayoâ€™s like my mother. Knowing the excellent care she received I said yes and an appt. was set up withÂ Dr Hossein Gharib. I went with my sister and we both were impressed to say the least.
With a negative biopsy I followed the recommendations to visit again in 6 months and then another year later. At the third visit Dr Gharib did a biopsy and this time found â€śsuspiciousâ€ť cells. The next day I was scheduled for surgery with no time to worry. Radioiodine ablation therapy followed several months later and now 10 years later I am cancer free.
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