Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated)

Information and support related to the papillary and follicular (differentiated) forms of thyroid cancer.


Has anyone refused RAI? Or had an OK experience with it?

  • By jpomonkey · New reply 7:46 pm
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  • Hi All, I had a TT in Feb 2014 and am scheduled for RAI in May for papillary thyroid cancer. However, after reading up on a lot of studies and research, I'm not convinced that RAI is necessary in my case ...

after the body scan

  • By lilysan · New reply 7:22 pm
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  • I was diagnosed with TC end of 2013 had full removal of the thyroid on Jan 2014 had the Radiation Iodine April 2014. I received a call from the doctor today stating that the scan showed some uptake from ...


  • By sparkle64 · New reply 7:19 pm
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  • /img/photo/12564/ My scar after 7 days, anyone else like to share? it is very itchy a little black and blue and about 2 inches bigger than expected but not horrid ...

ENT or Endocrinologist for surgery?

  • By CaraG · New reply 7:00 pm
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  • I had a FNA and they found some follicular neoplasm cells with 20-30% of cancer. I was referred back to my ENT to discuss surgery. I have an appointment on Monday. About 30 years ago I had the right side ...

New labs - help, please

  • By Barbara1218 · New reply 6:43 pm
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  • No longer on WP Thyroid 5 weeks taking 62.5 mcg Levoxyl and 30 mcg Cytomel (divided dose) Quest Lab TSH .02 (.4-4.50) Free T4 .7 (.8-1.8) Free T3 3.4 (2.3-4.2) Reverse T3 13 (8-25) Ratio of Free to RT3 ...

Neck Dissection Friday/? RAI

  • By Jamk3463 · New reply 6:42 pm
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  • I had my TT 12/2010 and RAI 2/2011. They recently found some positive lymph nodes for PTC. I am having a neck dissection on Friday and my surgeon said I will most likely have to do RAI again. I am considering ...

soooooo tired, like every cell in my body exausted

  • By SUNEE · New reply 6:38 pm
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  • I know this topic is far from new. It has been 2 years since my surgeries. I am on my 4th endo. This one seems really good. She did a ton of bloodwork and even did a pituitary mri scan to make sure I ...

Surgery next week for thyroid nodule w/Hurthle cells. Anxious for answers

  • By Reeree828 · New reply 6:37 pm
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  • Hi there, I'm a 43 year-old mother of two (and grandmother), heading in for surgery next week and letting anxiety about the results take up too much of my time and energy. I've been reading a lot of posts ...

RAI effects on taste?

  • By TRU-_-SUGAR · New reply 6:35 pm
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  • Ever since my RAI treatment food just doesn't taste the same, is this common ...

Sucess Stories with TT and RAI

  • By anne73 · New reply 6:27 pm
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  • HI would like to hear long term survivor's stories from anyone who had TT for PTC and RAI. I had my TT in February of 2013. I had a baby in June 2013 now I am going in for RAI. Any positive story will ...

Soy products

  • By Slex · New reply 6:13 pm
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  • I had my surgery three weeks ago and started synthroid the day after the surgery. Does anyone know if it is okay to eat soy yoghurt every day as long as I wait 4 hours after taking my medicine? Vicki ...

ultrasound price & a Endo that can do ultrasound in his office in San Diego

  • By dancefox · Posted 5:58 pm
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  • Hi Friends, I meet a problem and need your help here! My insurance changed its policy that it only cover 90% instead of 100% for ultrasound in hospitals! My endo order a ultrasound for me in UCSD hospital ...

1 week countdown

  • By mamabananas · New reply 5:57 pm
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  • TT and neck dissection only one week away. So nervous! What's the best advice for surgery and days immediately after? Thanks ...

Is Tracer dose necessary

  • By anne73 · New reply 5:55 pm
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  • My Endo is not doing a tracer dose. He did not even give the option. Is Tracer dose beneficial? I had PTC and also werthern like thyroid, which they saw only after openning up. He is sending me directly ...

Best thyroid cancer center in US

  • By Kentucky-girl · New reply 5:47 pm
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  • I am wondering what is the best thyroid cancer center in the US? I want to receive the best treatment possible for recurrence ...

rai and children

  • By mamabananas · New reply 5:38 pm
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  • Just a poll to find out how long everyone stayed away from their young children after rai? My daughter is only 19 months and I am concerned about exposing her but also worried about being away a long ...

Tirosint vs Synthroid

  • By abc7520 · New reply 4:59 pm
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  • What experience has people had switching from synthroid to tirosint ...

Anyone needed a 2nd surgery with a paralyzed vocal cord

  • By CaraG · New reply 4:32 pm
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  • When I was 13 years old I had my right part of my thyroid removed (benign tumor). That was almost 30 years ago. I have not needed medication of any kind. Last year my triplet sister was diagnosed with ...

WBS Clear but Thyroglobulin up and Mass found on PET

  • By jdekurtz · New reply 4:27 pm
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  • Hello, I see this topic has been discussed before but the convo is closed and I still have questions. My thyroglobulin has been rising over the past few months, 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 9, so my Endo moved ...

Raised TG always indicate cancer regrowth?

  • By Butterflyjkg · New reply 3:32 pm
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  • I asked this is another post somewhere but I am really curious to know as I didn't get a reply yet. If your Thyroglobulin levels come back a zero or near zero does this always mean you are okay and you ...

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