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Surgery for thyroid cancer

Does a patient with a 2 cm well differentiated papillary carcinoma of the isthmus need a total thyroidectomy (both lobes) or can the isthmus just be removed.
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to tokars53 -
GET A SECOND AND A THIRD OPININON !!!  I am
a 55 year old man, was diagnosed with a well defined papillary
tumor 2-3  cm -- turned out the lab was wrong in the diagnosis
and i didn't need to have it removed - life without your thyroid ***** -
you can get it ultrasounded every 6 months to see if there is any change -
removal of your thyroid should be the extreme last resort - take it from someone
who knows - and my doctor was the head of the endocrinolgy dept. at his
hospital .
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97953 tn?1440865392
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Total thyroidectomy.
Also important is a good pre-operative ultrasound to determine if there are any abnormal lymph nodes that require removal at the same time.
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