After complete thyroidectomy (cancer) I am waiting for radio iodine treatment. What is the recommended gap between surgery and iodine treatment? My operation was in mid-February 2014 and I was told to expect iodine treatment six weeks later. However, no date was provided and I started making enquiries. It turned out that the referral went to the wrong consultant (oncologist instead of endocrinologist). In the end I received an invitation to see the consultant in Mid May (oncologist after all!) who will then decide what to do in terms of further treatment. I am worried about the delay in the treatment plan, aside from the inconsistent advice given. Not to mention the fact that as a patient I needed to organise my own treatment, otherwise I would have been forgotten by the NHS.