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I had papillary thyroid cancer 11 years ago and RAI

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treatment after total thyroidectomy. I...
I had papillary thyroid cancer 11 years ago and RAI treatment after total thyroidectomy. I have always had undetectable thyroglobulin at <0.5. I had my blown drawn 5 days ago and now my thyrogobulin is at 0.6. Does this increase indicate thyroid cell regrowth?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I see my endocrinologist regularly, have an appt. in 2 weeks, waiting for his analysis of my labs, but looking for info in the meantime. I take synthroid.
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That is still a low value.

And one value does not predict the regrowth.

You will need another measurement within a month to see if thyroglobulin value is going up.

If no change or lower, then this test is not concerning.
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