Mar 27, 2011 - 12:57 am
I had my Thyroid removed and Radiation 4 months ago. My endo had her nurse draw blood for a baseline reading. When I asked the nurse what test were being done (as she drew 4 or 5 vials of blood) she told me my Thyroid levels, calcium levels, and then said "to see if the cancer has come back". She said they would have the results in 2 weeks. Has anyone heard of this? How can they tell if the cancer has come back using a blood test? I was pretty comfortable that I was ok, until this came up. Now I am back to the scared place (where I do not want to be). I know cancer is a "wait and see" game. (My husband died of head and neck cancer 1.5 years ago and waiting for results is really gut wrenching).