Test results

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Test results
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 3:26pm

My scan came back negative, but my thyroglobulin levels are extremely high. Higher than they were before. So my doc wants to do a  PET scan. I don't know yet when that will be - I'll have to call the cancer care place and set it up, probably for next week. If that scan shows something, he said that he and I will "have to have a talk".  That sounds very ominous. 

I'm trying not to worry, but I admit, I am worried. Why would my level be so high if there's no cancer? What treatment will I have to have if this PET scan shows cancer?

I should call, I guess.  I'll let you know what I find out.


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Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: twig04
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 12:22pm
I had the PET scan done on my legs when I had all that excruciating pain last year,, wasn't tumors ,,, so as I said it's more to "rule out" so no worry at this point. There are most likely many reasons that the levels could be so high, but since you had the cancer they need to rule that possibility out completely as that would be something that needs to be treated aggressively soon, other reasons well there are many but worst case scenario needs to be clarified first.... Sounds like you are in VERY good hands Ann, and that's what's important.

You'll have fun for sure and it will be good for you to be away , it'll keep your miind off things and with Miss Riley there you'll have lots to do ;O) (())

Keep us posted and if you need to talk , do so anythime, we are all here for you.... (())
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Registered: 12-12-1997
In reply to: wordyone
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 2:46pm
Thanks. I have good days and blue days. Today is kind of a blue one, because I told C about the scans and all. I was hoping all would be fine after the tests last week and I wouldn't have to worry her, but now that it's got to go further, I thought she'd better know. I still haven't told my sister and brother. I will. I have to. But I hate with a passion talking about it! Actually telling someone about it makes it more real.

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In reply to: twig04
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 7:19am
Well I know Ann, but just call and tell them, it will be one less thing that's in your mind. (())

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