Feb 19, 2010 - 7:43 pm
I had a TT on 2-3-10 due to papillary carcinoma. Once I got over my initial feelings of shock and fear, I began trying to learn all I can to better understand the treatment process. My ENT surgeon prepared me for RAI (I've been off levothyroxine since surgery.)He referred me to an oncologist and I meet with him next week.
I've found conflicting information about RAI and I was hoping someone here might be able to comment about their experience. My pathology report says the following:
FINAL PATHOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS A. PAPILLARY CARCINOMA OF THE THYROID
Also, my ENT surgeon did not say anything about removing any lymph nodes. So how did the pathologist know it has not spread? That's been a major concern because it seems very common.
I am very glad to have found this board. Thanks in advance for any comments and/or support.