Oct 02, 2006 - 5:36 pm
I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Jan 2006. Since I have had 2 surgeries and a very high dosage of I-131 to rid the cancer. I had this treatment in March 2006. In Sept. I had a body scan that had uptake in the neck area. My doctor says it is too soon to committ to cancer recurrance, that this uptake me just be residual thyroid tissue left that wasn't killed by the treatment. I am very confused on this situation. The Dr. says we will watch this for the next 6 months. My fear is what if this is cancer. He says in 3 months we will do an ultrasound and run other test and in 6 months we will do another body scan. My thyroglobulin is not at 0. I have not had a clear scan or 0 thyro count. My dr says there is not another dr that would do anything about this at this point. He says no Dr will treat me again with I-131 until 1 year after my first dose. Please help, any advice would be appreciated. Also I have family and friends wanting me to go to MD Anderson and see what they will do or say about my situation.
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