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Old 04-30-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Question finally back on meds... Whole body scan questions

I am so happy to be taking Synthroid again. I can't wait to feel better...

I had my one year post thyroidectomy for papillary cancer this past Friday (4-29-11). It was pure torture to be off my meds for three weeks! I still feel poor but I know eventually it will get better.

I'm anxious now to get my results. Does anyone know where it would be considered "normal" for an area to "light up" on a whole body scan? I took my pill Wednesday and was told it would be flushed out my system through urine. When I took my test I was able to see the black screen with tiny little white pinpoints to show my body. There were two very bright spots. One was most certainly my bladder which I know is normal. The other was upper left chest. I had some very small areas around my thyroid (or where my thyroid used to be) light up but nothing looked suspicious there. I was just wondering about the one in my chest.... It was much brighter on the posterior view than the anterior. I guess I'll hear from my doctor Monday or Tuesday... I was just curious.

Originally I had a large nodule on my left thyroid lobe and a small one on the right. The cancer had also moved into 4 surrounding lymph nodes which were removed as well. They didn't see anything in the surrounding tissue upon removal.

Thank you so much for any input!


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Old 05-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: finally back on meds... Whole body scan questions

All of those areas are normal!! Try not to worry--I know it's hard. I remember trying to read the scans I was delivering to my endo.

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