ScarfLady's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Female, Age: 63

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    • ScarfLady
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma,...
    about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I've had three surgeries now for thyroid cancer. The first two a week apart because the pathologist on duty at the first surgery told the surgeon the thyroid tissue wasn't cancerous. The post-op pathology report indicated otherwise, so back I went to have the rest of my thyroid out. Then 17 months later I underwent more surgery with a new surgical team at a different hospital because I still had a node in my neck and I was still producing thyroglobulin, despite two rounds of I131. They removed 26 nodes from the central and right side of my neck - 4 nodes were cancerous. Now 20 months later I have discovered a new node again on the right side. I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in 5 weeks. So can anyone tell me, is this how it goes for the rest of your life?

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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