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Problems after RAI

Catlady99

I am so lucky to possibly have thyroid cancer. REALLY?

kriskris2
  • By kriskris2 · New reply 8:15 am
  • Discussion in Mental challenges of living with thyroid cancer · 84 replies
  • I know I've seen similar discussions on here but today I am a little angry. I have only talked to a handful of my friends and family about what I am going through and so far the majority of them have ...

Thyroglobulin and antibodies - newer tests?

emmaleah
  • By emmaleah · New reply 7:15 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 19 replies
  • Hi those with Hashimoto's antibodies (TgAbs) and/or persistent thyroglobulin (Tg). I am at 6 months post-RAI, have consistently declining antibodies and a normal ultrasound, and yet thyroglobulin is persistently ...

Thyrogen today

Melsyboo
  • By Melsyboo · New reply 7:14 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 24 replies
  • Very nervous about this whole week! Little background- had TT with left and right radical neck dissection back in March 2002. Had approx 29 out of 54 nodes positive. Also had diffuse uptake in lungs ...

Alternative treatment options?

LindseyJoy

The Return of the Thyroid Cancer

sgeray
  • By sgeray · New reply 1:02 am
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 12 replies
  • dum dum dum......could be a great title for a horror flick. Well 2nd Surgery is scheduled for May 2nd, area where cancer is in the lymph nodes is tender, prickly at times but when talking with the Surgeon ...

Don't Want To Do Anything

pnwlinda
  • By pnwlinda · New reply 12:35 am
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I was thinking this morning that my house in beginning to show the lack of care lately. I've been dealing with medical stuff for the last 6 months and have not really wanted to do much. I've been tired ...

weight gain concerns

mamabananas
  • By mamabananas · New reply yesterday at 10:10 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 4 replies
  • I'm new and having tt on May 1st. I have had Graves for 2 years and now have papillary cancer. My question is regarding weight gain. I already have 40 extra lbs from years of struggling health. I have ...

Good News on Good Friday

Loftus
  • By Loftus · New reply yesterday at 9:47 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 3 replies
  • It has been a long week with having Thyrogen shots, blood work, & getting the .5miC radioactive iodine for a whole body scan for the 1 year follow up. Had the WBS this morning and saw my doctor afterward ...

Time off from work?

Gusgusmom
  • By Gusgusmom · New reply yesterday at 9:40 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 7 replies
  • I am scheduled to have a left thyroid lobe removal with possible TT. The doctor said a minimum of one week off from school (I am a teacher) with the potential of two weeks off if I have a total. What ...

Radioactive Iodine in Socal/ Los Angeles

c3stina
  • By c3stina · New reply yesterday at 8:34 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 6 replies
  • Hi I just went through surgery at UCLA. While I feel the surgeon was skilled I'm very frustrated with the logistics of scheduling appts and getting ahold of dr's after surgery. I want to feel that I will ...

RAI, tight neck?

Vero14
  • By Vero14 · New reply yesterday at 8:10 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 2 replies
  • Hi everyone, I had my RAI this past Wednesday(150mci), stayed in hospital, discharged on Friday. I'm waiting for the swollen neck/salivary glands but nothing. I do have real bad nausea but I'm not sure ...

Low on Calcium

Momtana
  • By Momtana · New reply yesterday at 7:21 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 13 replies
  • I have run low on calcium since my surgery and take supplements, and try to supplement my diet with additional calcium also. Great article on first post on https://www.facebook.com/OneAverageAmeri can ...

pregnant when diagnosed

kate166
  • By kate166 · New reply yesterday at 5:47 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Hi I am new here I am currently 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow and was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer when I was 14 weeks pregnant. My nodule was discovered early in my pregnancy at 6 weeks and biopsy ...

Thermostat Wars

xjbabeex
  • By xjbabeex · New reply yesterday at 5:39 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 11 replies
  • Hey all, I was wandering if anyone had some insight on how your thyroid regulates body temperature and how not having one effects it afterwards. My boyfriend and I have an amazing relationship, except ...

Tada!!!

CrazyHarry
  • By CrazyHarry · New reply yesterday at 4:15 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • After spending the last 6 weeks fretting about worrying about my TT mad neck dissection, it happened today! It took 5 hours, which I slept through. :) Then 6 hours in recovery because they couldn't find ...

New diagnosis

Nedevan
  • By Nedevan · New reply yesterday at 4:11 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 6 replies
  • I was diagnosed a few days ago after a FNB . I had two nodules, one looked suspicious . It's about 1.2-1.4 cm. I was told that its either Tall cell or had Tall cells ( I was a bit stunned that I didn't ...

Scarring

kage
  • By kage · New reply yesterday at 2:15 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 5 replies
  • I hat TT mid Jan of 2014 had also almost 20 lymph nodes removed from my right side, so I have a pretty big scar. I was curious to learn what kind of products are you using on the scar (if you are at all ...

HOW TO ESTABLISH YOU ARE NON-AVID TO IODINE

sanjay5
  • By sanjay5 · New reply yesterday at 1:54 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 13 replies
  • I am curious to know as to the yardstick used to establish whether one is avid or non-avid to Iodine in RAI - WBS. Please share for all our knowledge and onward treatment. Thank you ...

Stop LID 6 hours after RAI

Lourdeline
  • By Lourdeline · New reply yesterday at 1:14 pm
  • Discussion in Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated) · 13 replies
  • Hello everybody, I was reading a lot here regarding RAI, and I came up reading the LID after RAI. I observed that most people who had RAI stopped the LID for about 2-3 days. Mine is totally different ...

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