May 22, 2009 - 9:37 pm
Hi. This is all new to me. I am 38 and was diagnosed with papillary and medullary form of thyroid cancer. The cysts were found by accident during a MRI for neck pain. After 2 FNA's and a second opinion, I finally had a right lobectomy. It came back as cancerous (papillary)with two areas, one being small the other a little larger. About 6 weeks later I had a total thyroidectomy. Two types of cancers were found in the left side. I was told that my papillary was small so I may not need RAI. I have never had a body scan or any other tests. My last surgery was 4/7/09. Does anyone have information that can help me decide if I should consider have the treatment? I am told that I have one of the most famous endocrinologists in the country, but I just want to double check. I am very lucky that this was caught so early, so I just want to do the right thing. Thanks in advance for your help!