I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 1997. I had a total thyroidectomy along with some lymph nodes. In 2000 I had a radical neck dissection on the right side of my neck to remove some lymph nodes. I received 5 radioactive iodine treatments being in isolation at the hospital 4 times and at home for the last one. I am very fortunate having gone through my thyroid cancer journey with very few complications.