Hi everyone, I am new to your board. I just turned 39 years old and I have pure Hurthle cell cancer of the Thyroid. I am in stage 4 (April 04) I have had 2 surgeries within 3 days of each other and a RAI treatment of 141 . My tumor was 4.5 centimeters. When they did the body scan 10 days later it only showed thyroid tissue in the thyroid area. I had a FNB in 1996 and they said it was benign. The endo told me it was a cyst and there was no reason to worry so I went to my yearly appointments and my TSH count stayed normal with Synthroid. Then when I went back Jan 04 The endo noticed that it has grew so he did an ultrasound and told me that he believed it was cancer. I went to a surgeon and he did a thyroid scan, blood work, and an ultrasound and the surgeon said that he didn't think it was cancer so they didn't schedule my surgery right away. After I had the surgery to take out the right thyroid they told me it was benign to go home and relax. I had only been home 2 hours when they called and told me I had cancer and I had to have the other side of the thyroid taken out. I was scared to death and I couldn't hardly move from the first surgery. I am a Christian and I trust in God. The endo is wanting to wait until December to do another scan. The oncologist told me that I have between 5 to 7 years to live if it doesn't spread or reoccur. I have been having problems with UTI infections ever since I had the RAI 141 treatment done. Has anyone has this same problem? Thank you for listening to my story.