Sep 23, 2011 - 8:29 am
I'm 38 years old and I just found out yesterday that my thyroid cancer metastasized to my lungs...again. Really I don't even know if the RAI treatment helped from the last time (Feb 2010), I'm scared and don't know what to do. My doctor seems as if they are clueless on what to do or what's really going on. I feel that I get the run around when I aske questions. I don't have any insurance , so I have been going to a clinic and it seems that they really don't know what to do or what to tell me. I'm scared as all get out!!!! I took the I131 treatment last year for this same thing and I still have cancer. What am I to do? I don't have funds to seek a second opinion. When I did have insurance, when I was first found out that I have pap. thyroid cancer back in June of 2004, they seem to make sure I got all the necessary treatments and they seem to care more. Now that I don't have insurance and go to an endo clinic, it seems like the don't care as much....I get the run around...I have to stay on top of them about my thyroid cancer issues and I'm constantly calling them....that I think the cancer is back and they take me as a joke. I keep hounding them until they see me and do blood work...that's when they will find that my tsh levels are off and my tg levels are up. Then they act like they care. Until the next go around, which is now. I had to do the same thing again....call them...hound them to see me...get the run around again...finally get blood work done again....tsh levels up again...tg level up again....now finally CT scan...metastasized to lung once more or maybe it never left...I don't know! I'm, scared, I don't even know what options I have. Can someone please guide me in the right direction?????