Thyroid Cancer Community
Another surgery or not
About This Community:

Thyroid cancer is a thyroid tumor that is malignant. Discuss topics including symptoms, treatments, surgical options and living with thyroid cancer.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Another surgery or not

I recently had a partial thyroidectomy for what was thought to be a benign lesion on my left thyroid,however, the histopathology report diagnosed it " FOLLICULAR VARIANT OF PAPILLARY CARCINOMA".

The doctors are suggesting a total thyroidectomy even though the right lobe and the nymph nodes aren't affected.

Can't radioactive iodine be used to destroy the cancerous cells left instead of having to do another surgery and having to use L Thyroxine for life.

Please reply urgently.
168348_tn?1379360675
Hi,

I am not an expert or medical professional at all.

How large was the finding?

Looking back, for me it's been 7 yrs and every year I have to have an ultrasound to watch my other side and now I'm actually on meds as if I had a total .. just the other day I asked myself, "why again didn't they just take the whole thing out".  But I know the answer rationally.  So I hear what you're saying.

My two cents is if the findings are large enough or in accordance with the AMA to have removal I'd go for it.

And

Get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.  I had quite a few myself.

C~
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach
1139187_tn?1355710247
Blank
Brucergoldberg
dallas, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland