Re: Follicular thyroid cancer - one week post completion thyroidectomy
So sorry about your diagnosis.
I had thyroid cancer 6.5 years ago. Fortunately, all is good. Your age means you will do great.
I've heard it's rare for the cancer to spread beyond the thyroid bed, but if it does, follicular does go to the bones.
They are pretty good with thryoid cancer in the UK, and I think you will do great. Your age gives you excellent statistics. If you can, if it's possible, you may want to have them send your pathology for a second opinion? Perhaps to US sloane kettering, or a top place in the US?
I'm guessing they will do RAI and perhaps regular radiation as well. There was someone named Archie on the regular thyroid board who found his thyroid cancer through a broken rib. He's much older--so different set of situation for him, has been trying some experimental treatments, and he was diagnosed around 6 years ago or so.
Take it one step at a time....hope all goes well.