Aug 17, 2011 - 11:16 am
Hello, I am new to this so just bear with me please----I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma July 2010. I had a thyroidectomy. However, I was never given the radio iodine pill to kill any left over tissue from surgery and did not have the I-131 scan/process until just two weeks ago (over a year later). I got the results of the scan yesterday which did show recurrence of the cancer, with no nodes involved. I will be going to a cancer treatment center in my area next week for more RAI treatment and honestly I have no idea what to expect. My surgeon told me that I will now be allowed to take my thyroid medicince while doing the treatment....am I missing something here because I thought you couldn't live without your thyroid replacement hormone??? I am not trying to have a pity party, but I am so confused and scared. Any comments, words of wisdom, or advice are welcome.