Aug 11, 2011 - 12:06 am
History: I had/have papillary thyroid cancer. It had moved into my lymph nodes but only right around the thyroid bed. I had a total thyroidectomy last July (2010) and then the RAI first part of September (2010).
Present: I just had my first follow-up scan. I was on the LID, had my thyrogen injections, and then my scan and blood tests. The scan came back showing no sign of any RAI uptake which is good news but I know it is not the whole equation. My pre-scan Tg level was .1ng/mL and my Tab was 0. My blood test taken during thyrogen stimulation came back with a Tg level of "less than .2ng/mL." My doctor says as far as he is concerned that is considered a clean/clear test. He said the threshold for worry would be any Tg levels above 2ng/mL with him getting serious with levels over 5-10ng/mL. It seems to me that any level of Tg should be reason for alarm.
What do you guys and gals think? Should I have any reason for alarm?