Jan 09, 2004 - 5:10 pm
Hello I am new here. I found a lump in my neck about two months ago. I went to the doctor and was sent for ultrasound. It came back as one solid complex nodule. I had a FNA done and it shows Atypical follicular neoplasm and rare cells. My doctor has now sent me to a surgeon and he wants to remove the entire gland next Wed. He says there is still a chance that it isnt cancer, but he wants to go ahead and remove the entire gland because it seems to be very suspicious and doesnt want to have to do two surgeries. I am very nervous about this. I have read every ones posts here and I just want some reassurance that I am doing the right thing here. Please give me details on the recovery process. I am really scared. Has anyone here had the entire gland removed just on suspicion? Should I ask to have it partially removed instead?