Jul 21, 2010 - 2:54 am
My thyroid cancer has doctors scratching their heads and disagreeing and unsure what to do. I had a goiter for many yrs--it was benign, Then I found out in Feb of this year on the other--left side--I had a new nodule which a fine needle biopsy showed to be malignant--and a poorly differiated type--very aggressive. It was inoperable. They did a biopsy in April when trying to remove the tumor which came back benign. But the pet scan shows aggressive cancer. No one can agree on what to do. The endincrinologist wanted me to have iodine treatment but when I showed up the head of the nuclear dept said he didn't think it would help much and my tumor was the worst he had felt all year. Now the endincrin. is sending me to another top hospital which just does cancer. But when they called me as he had set up the appointment they didn't give me the top doctor--but rather his assistant. Should I insist upon seeing the top doctor--since I am not being treated at all. The pill the oncologist recommended was nixed because it had too many side effects--and the radiologist felt he couldn't proceed because my case wasn't clearcut. I'm gathering they see no help for me--whereas before I think they were just being careful about side effects.