Oct 23, 2002 - 11:19 am
I was diagnosed with toxic multinodular thyroid one and a half years ago, after having a radioactive scan, I was told that I was not a candidate for RAI, nodules would not take up radiation effectively. I had to stop my meds-levoxyl and was told they could not do any needle biopses and cancer was extremely unlikely. I have several nodules both cold and hot and one side of my thyroid is 5x its normal size and the other is 3x. After being hypothyroid for near 20 years I am presently hyperthyroid-- a REAL rollercoaster!! The same endo has me on Tapazole(anti-thyroid med) with plans after lowering my thyroxine levels plans to do RAI rather than thyroid surgery. Still insists that cancer is unlikely, and says thyroid cancer is extremely rare. Since my family has experienced cancer in many forms, I am quite fearful. Also, do not understand why RAI is now an option when is was not previously. Has any one been here? Considering an opinion elsewhere. Thanks for listening.