Jan 17, 2008 - 12:44 am
In 1998, I was diagnosed with both papillary and follicular thyroid cancer after a lump was discovered on my neck. My thyroid gland was removed and I was given the follow-up I131 treatment to kill off the remaining tissue. In May 2004, it was discovered that my thyroid cancer had metasticised to the lungs. My thyroglobulin as of last week (after thyrogen shots) was 284. I had a PET Scan again in December, and the measurable tumors have grown from 3 tumors to 8 in just a year and one-half, with the biggest tumor being 1.7 cm (previously 1.1 cm) I have had 1,065 mCi of RAI-131. My last whole body scan after a 200-mCi dose suggested I no longer have uptake in the lungs, or, at the very least, the cancer is growing faster than the uptake.