several months ago I had my whole thyroid removed and it was cancer. I did not for various reasons have the follow up radioactive pill. I was thinking of getting that in June when I get onto Medicare. Question is do I really need to? How likely is the can of this type papilary cancer to spread? Also will the scan they do after the radioactive pill show if it has spread to other parts of the body? I would rather not have the pill and the isolation etc. if I don't have to.
I have had no tests or follow up since the surgery do to ins. issues. I will be going to see a new endocrinologist in June.