Jan 16, 2011 - 3:47 pm
I had the right side of my thyroid removed on Nov. 17, 2010 and the left side removed on Nov. 30, 2010. The pathology report showed a 2cm encapsulated nodule on the right side - follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. THe surgeon also removed two neighboring swollen lymph nodes....these did not test positive for cancer. It was also revealed that I had Hashimoto's.
I saw my endocrinologist on Jan. 4th. He does not recommend RAI, but after my litany of questions and concerns, he did say he would give it to me if I wanted it. I am waiting on the results of the thyroglobulin test. If I DON'T do it, then it is my understanding that the thyroglobulin test is not an accurate cancer marker for us, right?
I have read alot of your stories on this forum and I know that this variant recurs frequently and behaves in a somewhat more aggressive fashion. I would love to hear your stories and feedback and any advice you can send my way. Thank you in advance :-)