My biopsy came back suspicious. I just spoke to the Dr. over the phone, but she suggests my thyroid is removed. I have set up a second opinion. This way, if 2 doctors tell me the same thing, I will feel better. Has anyone else gone for a second opinion? I like my endocrinologist, but I feel better getting another opinion.
I did not go for a second opinion after my FNA came back suspicious for pap. carcinoma and I REALLY wish I had! I had my whole thyroid removed back in April and "no evidence of malignancy" was found. Had I gone for a 2nd, and maybe a 3rd opinion, I may still have my thyroid.
Did they do a frozen biopsy during surgery? Also, how large were your nodules and what type of cancer.
My frozen biopsy was non-cancer on the table so only half taken out and then 48hrs later they found 2 tiny micro's that were papillary elsewhere in the gland so I ended up with like 5 more opinions whether to have the other side out or not esp. since I have a 4.0mm stable nodule there.
The not knowing is rough, too, so you know you are ok and they are gone and cannot ever turn cancerous; that may help you.
I had a single nodule that was 2.5cm. The FNA report was "suspicious for papillary carcinoma". Both my endo and surgeon said I had a 75% chance of it being cancer. So I went ahead with the TT. They did not do a frozen section during the surgery and I got my path results that there was no cancer about a week later. While I do wish I had gotten a 2nd opinion beforehand, you are right in that I do feel comfort in knowing that I do not ever have to worry about there being cancer.
Yeah .. I would try to hold onto the thought about no more worries ... but I do understand the feelings you have and they are very very normal. I was told in my case that 25% chance even if benign it could turn into cancer -- that from the FNA ahead of time. Mine were atypical follicular cancer.
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