Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (differentiated)

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


question re margins that are not clear after TT

  • By mafost2 · New reply 8:37 pm
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  • My30 year old daughter got her pathology report last week. It said tall cell variant[1.5] cm with extrthyroid extension and focal resection margin involvement . She was placed on Cytomel and advised to ...

Home after RAI, swollen neck and salivary glands

  • By Lourdeline · New reply 8:36 pm
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  • I am home at my mom's house. I plan to stay here for 2 weeks for the safety of the kids since we have a very small house. Then I will go home, my sweet home. It is hard to be isolated with very limited ...

High price of Cytomel any alternatives?

  • By ninak · New reply 8:31 pm
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  • I have been having extremely high tsh levels (around 35) for a long time now. I have finally got my gp to prescribe me Cytomel. However I went to the pharmacy to fill the Rx and was very suprised to find ...

Surgery this Thursday, the 17th....

  • By Italianredhed123 · New reply 8:16 pm
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  • My TT and bilateral neck dissection is this week Thursday. Any last minute tips??? Extremely nervous and just want to be ready. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions ...

Well it finally happened to me....

pdreeves (Inactive)
  • By pdreeves (Inactive) · New reply 7:58 pm
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  • A few weeks ago I found a lump under my left arm pit... I called my Thyroid Dr. and he said to contact my primary health care physician as he did not believe it was thyca related. I scheduled an appointment ...

how to tell if you're non-avid

  • By shenandoah519 · Posted 7:45 pm
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  • So last year I had a TT with 22 lymph nodes removed followed by RAI. A couple more showed up on Petscan this January. So two weeks ago I had 26 more lymph nodes removed and 3 were cancerous. I really ...

Eyelashes falling out!

  • By deetriplett · New reply 7:38 pm
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  • I have been on 125 mg synthroid now for a month. My eyelashes are falling out. Has anyone else experienced this ...

Stimulated TSH testing for follow up

  • By kadalikay · New reply 7:38 pm
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  • I hope this posting finds you all well. I am approaching my 2 year anniversary of my diagnosis with follicular variant of pappilary cancer. My year follow up ultrasound was normal and all my blood work ...

Declining RAI

  • By mamabananas · New reply 7:33 pm
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  • I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer via needle biopsy. I am having a tt in 2 weeks. We have one child and would like another before I am too old. I am almost 39 now. Has anyone postponed their ...

Lymph node involvement

  • By phooka · New reply 7:25 pm
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  • Is there anyone out there who after their TT was scanned to find they had several other tumors as well as lymph node involvement? I feel my Doc. did not remove all of what he should have, but he did say ...

Thyroidectomy tomorrow! Any suggestions for hospital stay?

  • By Holstar · New reply 6:55 pm
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  • Hey All, I have found a wealth of knowledge and support on here so even thou I'm sure this question has been asked a million times I would love to hear what you took to the hospital? I was thinking my ...

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  • By Barbara1218 · New reply 6:29 pm
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  • 800617?term=liothyronine&rank=11 Would love to see this on the market. Anyone in the Washington, DC area - more patients are needed ...

RAI tomorrow

  • By Vero14 · New reply 6:19 pm
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  • Hi everyone, I'm scheduled to get RAI tomorrow (150 mci). Was wondering if anyone else on the same schedule? I also wanted to get advice as to when I should start sucking on hard candy, I've read done ...

Two sisters with two different types of thyroid cancer at the same time?

  • By Heidi-mom · New reply 6:16 pm
  • 6 replies
  • How crazy is that? So i am the other daughter of mafost. My sister had her surgery and has tall cell papillary. I have a mass with blood flow, 2 readings on the slides and both readings are inconclusive ...

Thyrogen today

  • By Melsyboo · New reply 6:03 pm
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  • 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 ...

Very high TSH level

  • By Rasheed · New reply 5:58 pm
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  • Hello everybody, During a 6 month Thyroglobulin test my mother's TG came out surprisingly high at 14.4, although it had been decreasing post External Beam Radiation. The doctor asked us to do TSH, FT3 ...

Low on Calcium

  • By Momtana · New reply 3:43 pm
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  • 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 can ...

Help. Back Again

  • By lben · New reply 3:29 pm
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  • It's been a long time since I have posted. My daughter had her tracer dose of RAI last Friday. The scan came back clean. She also had her Tg levels checked. Not good news. It is at 2. My daughter is devastated ...


  • By sanjay5 · New reply 3:00 pm
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  • 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 ...

Off meds for appreciated

  • By roxiesmama · Posted 2:57 pm
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  • My endo ordered a WBS this morning, which will be my second post-RAI treatment follow up. Last year, I was able to get thyrogen, so other than the unpleasant diet preparation, it was pretty simple. This ...

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