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Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-26-2013, 01:28 PM
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Posted By bare501
Re: Follicular Carcinoma - Alternatives to RAI after surgery

I had follicular variant of papillary. It is (usually) categorized under papillary thyroid cancer, not follicular.

Tuttle is, of course, the head guy, but I think the group on the whole work...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-22-2013, 11:40 AM
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Posted By bare501
Re: Follicular Carcinoma - Alternatives to RAI after surgery

Yes, a diagnostic scan at one year is a distinct possibility too, which your wife will not want to be pregnant for and will need to take a small RAI dose.

Keep in mind, for scanning only, I-123...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By bare501
Re: Follicular Carcinoma - Alternatives to RAI after surgery

A 5.4 cm tumor is very large.

The American Thyroid Association has guidelines for the management of thyroid cancer, I would suggest you take a look at their medical opinion in regards to I-131...
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