Follicular thyroid cancer found: Searching for advice from others
I am new to this site and searching for advice.
In April 2020, I received a total removal of thyroid.
The rest of 2020, was monitoring and supressing thyroid hormones with 2 RAI treatments and whole body scans that showed successful treatment. However, my Tg never really dropped below 1.
In 2021, I continued with monitoring of medication 150 levothyroxin and had sonagrams, PET Scan, and 2 bioposies of suspicious nodes in neck. All came back – no cancer. My Tg kept rising.
In 2022, my Tg was 30 so CT scans were done on my neck and chest. Chest clear but suspicious nodes in nect were found. Bioposies again were done with no cancer.
In November, my Tg increased to 68 (6 mo. after previous CT scans). New CT showed no change to neck nodes but 5 micro nodules were found in my left lung.
Now it is 2023, I am a bit scare of all that I have read with metastasis thyroid cancer to the lungs. It appears that only 1-4% have it spread to lungs or bones. I am under the care of Emory Winship Cancer Institute – Atlanta. My case is going before a cancer board on Jan. 20 to discuss treatment. I want to fight this. I am 54 years old and have so much to live for!