Aug 04, 2009 - 11:06 am
I have been fighting an "issue" of some kind for two years that I can identify with. I had two surgeons and two different endocrinologist tell me that according to my 3 biopsy's I didn't have much to worry about in terms of cancer. I elected in July to have a total thyroidectomy and low and behold, pathology revieled Papillary Microcarcinoma with lymphovascular invasion. I was put on sinthroid 125mcg and sent to an endo. Hence, the one that said I was fine no worries. Now they are suggesting that I go on Liothyronine Sod 50mcg/daily (Cytomel) is what I am gathering this is. Low iodine diet and RAI treatment. After my research and reading this feed, I am realizing there may be many side effects and risks accossiated with radioactive iodine. I have started the med's and I am a bit confused as to what route to take. I also have hurthle cells present, my doc does not seem to feel concerned that they are malignent. He has not difinitivly said they are not eiather. I am wondering if having a body scan before RAI is a more progressive/healthy approach to try and determine what stage I am in. A,also, no word on my Tg levels?