Originally Posted by verycomplicated
Your posts have been invaluable and I am going to fax my doctor today w/ various posts. There are alot of scared people out there and they all need support & information. I worked for the American Cancer Society in the 80's, so I had some fast info, but we never focused on thyroid cancer and I ran the education programs/activities like great american smokeout/smoking cessation groups, breast self exam, diet & colorectal cancer, etc. Many don't know what questions to ask & docs don't have the time to educate & answer tons of questions or give all the details, in addition to having many different personalities...
I like my endo., as she tries to explain but sometimes all the details don't stick w/ me even though I'm a very detailed person (or was in past years).
I will let you know what I find out from my endo. Thanks so much!
I worked for the ACS after I retired from teaching in 2008. I think because I "survived" thyroid cancer they figured I could work with people in the infusion center, telling people about the services they offered. I did it about a year--then I was glad to stop. It was just so painful.
I didn't tell you there was a woman I encountered who had TG of 45. She had a third RAI, and now has leukemia. I know it doesn't happen often, but some people have a predisposition--like my sister and myself. We got thyroid cancer after having radiation to our faces for acne in the 60's.