May 05, 2005 - 2:15 pm
During surgery to remove a lump on my thyroid, it was found to be thyroid cancer so they removed the whole tyroid. This was done in February this year. I have been reading about the different types of thyroid cancer, but am a little confused about my pathology report. It states Papillary Carcinoma Predominantly Follicular Variant. I thought papillary and follicular were two different types. I have been through one dose of I131 (200 millicures), but afterward the body scan still showed tissue there. My doctor says to wait and do another body scan in four months. He said that they have done all they can do at this point and we just have to wait and see. Is this normal to wait? I guess I am just really confused about the whole thing.