Jul 03, 2009 - 3:30 pm
Hi, everyone. Went to the ENT yesterday, and they got me in for surgery next Thursday. I'm so relieved it's so soon.
I have a few questions from all you experienced survivors! The surgeon said that he will take out the right side of my thyroid where the nodule is and confirm if it's cancer or not (the biopsy was positive for papillary cancer). Then, if it is confirmed cancer by pathology, he will take out the left side as well. I asked about the lymph nodes near by, and he basically said that he will look at them and see what they look like. Well, how would he know if they're cancerous if they're not biopsied? Anyone else have a similar experience? I just want to make sure that they get it all. I really don't want to have another surgery later. Thanks for your help and advice.