Jan 05, 2005 - 6:55 pm
I have Hashimoto's Disease - which I understand is autoimmune system destroying thyroid. I had a 1 cm nodule. Dr and surgeon recommended removal of thyroid - which is growing and of weird consistency (from Hashimoto). Biopsy of nodule is follicular variant of papillary carcinoma.
Surgeon out of town - don't know if he removed all or just part of thyroid (he told me "most" - he told husband "all"). I see both endocrinologist and surgeon next week.
Anyone have this follicular variant? What does it all mean?
Thanks from a newbie -