Jul 07, 2004 - 12:32 pm
I developed papillary thyroid cancer in November of 1999. Since then, I have undergone 4 surgeries, 2 I131 treatments, 8 weeks of external radiation, and numerous CAT and PET scans. The cancer spread, due to lack of medical supervision and knowledge, to my right lung. This is rare for stage 4 papillary thyroid cancer. I began with 4 tumors and a handful of lymph nodes in my right lung. After radiation, I have 2 tumors remaining. I am due for another PET scan this month, and have been told that as long as they do not grow in size, and my synthroid is properly managed, I can live with the remaining cancer tissue in the lung. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I would love to share more. Thanks, LAJ.