Thyroid cancer and worried sick, help!
I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice or has been through the same as me.
I am a 30 year old female, and was diagnosed a year ago with minimally invasive follicular carcinoma. I had the nodule removed last November, and when the results came back, I then had to have a further operation to remove the ther side of the thyroid ( which was clear). My consultant has always said that my nodule was "practically benign" and due to this he agreed that I could have the low dose iodine treatment to ablate the thyroid tissue that was left over, and I had this in April of this year.
However, I had my WBS today, and I saw the images, which had not completely got rid of the thyroid tissue fully, although he wasn't too concerned. But it seemed to show a lighter ghostly outline of some tissue left over. However, my thyroglobulin level hasnt come back yet. If it comes back lower than what it was, he says he is happy for me to come back in a year, as he suspects the thyroxine will suppress the tissue, and clear it. However I am now worried sick, as what if it comes back high?
What could this mean? He has always said that I don't need to worry as it was so minimal. Now I am worried sick..... Help! Any advice would be gratefully received. Has anyone had the same??