Aug 16, 2009 - 11:30 pm
Back in 07 I was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer. After doing an ultrasound on my thyroid, they found that my thyroid had microcalcifications on it. After the biopsys on my thyroid and lymph nodes they found out the cancer had spread there.
Nov of 07 I under went a total thyroidectomy and had all the lymph nodes in my neck removed because the cancer had spread to them as well.
After my surgery I had to go thru RAI and the dose I went thru that time was 175 mci. After the body scan came back good. I thought it was all good to go.
I found out 30 July this year that my follow up full body scan showed spots that had came back in my neck. The doctor said they are only going to give me a RAI dose of 100 mci this time.
My questions are...
Do you have any idea as to why they are going to be doing a lower does this time?
And what is the purpose of the RAI?
Sorry for all the questions, but as bad as this sounds, I can't really understand my doctor because of her accent. So I dont have a clue what is going on.
Thanks for your help!