I am a 27 yr old female.I am full-time stay at home mom (have 2 young children) and love being a wife to my best friend. Diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma in February of 2010--(found out news about 1 week after having had miscarriage and d&c). It was a very hard time f
[More]or me when I found out that I had cancer. I don't understand why but I know that everything in this life is to glorify God so I have to praise Him and pray to Him. Praise be to Jesus. Had Total Thyroidectomy on March 21st. Pathology report came back: of the 1 cm nodule, .5cm has papillary cancer. It was not fully encapsulated and some papillary cancer was found in fatty tissue. I guess I am classified as being Stage II if I'm reading things correctly? Was recommended by one radiation oncologist to get 150 RAI but didn't like dr or her disorganization. Have an appt in June at Sloan Kettering to get a second opinion. Praying and have many friends and family praying for me. No one ever wants to hear the word "Cancer" but through this cancer I pray that Jesus would draw me closer to Himself. There may not be hope in finding cures for certain cancer but there is Hope in Jesus.
What do you have to say about RAI after having received it? Would you recommend it?
Well I would say it is was a necessary evil.. I did the RAI the hard way and was off my thyroxine medication for 4-5 weeks and never again will I do it that way, it was really hell, unable to sleep, headaches constantly and skipped heart beats.. I would only ever recommend doing it with Thyrogen.. Thyrogen isn't available here but it seems easy option..
But if your endo insists on the RAI I guess do it.. But I read somewhere it doesn't really effect the outcome for micro-carcinoma's..
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