Jan 02, 2009 - 1:04 pm
My mother was dx in Nov. 07 with colon cancer and is currently in treatment so I'm usually on the colon cancer thread, not this one but sad to say I'll be here too now. While having a pet scan, her thryoid lit up. A biopsy confirmed that she has papillary thyroid cancer. She does not know yet and will find out on the 6th.
I'm hoping that it is encapsulated and can be removed.
Can any of you give me any information about how long of a recovery it is for a complete thyroidectomy? how do you do with thyroid meds? Any side effects? Further, an advice you can give me?