I had a 25% chance and turned out to be benign BUT upon final biopsy they found two small micro carcinomas (papillary) so I am very glad I had the surgery. Why take any risk was my thought so had the surgery in '07
I think antibodies can show if there's been a change. Sometimes they can rise which would warrant further testing. Mine have actually gone down since my surgery in 2007. They like to look at the antibodies every 6 months for me so they can not only see current, but past trends.
Please keep us posted.
Oh, yes -- my Aunt had that done, too! I think it's called an Ankle-Brachial Index Test (ABI). Thankfully, from what I understand, it gives a lot of information to the doctor and isn't painful at all.
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