Jul 16, 2009 - 2:21 am
I know this may sound stupid... but I have severe issues with needles. I'm okay for blood draws and IV's but nothing else... The 'biopsy' they did to diagnose me was done during surgery for this reason. Instead of doing a typical needle biopsy... they did a 'freeze scan' (I believe that's what they called it) and took a sample and tested it while I was out in the Operationg Room before completing the surgery.
My second surgery was done mainly to remove remaining thyroid tissue that was left behind... however my surgeon said they realized it had spread to so many lymph nodes... ...
I don't think this is typical procedure... but and here's the stupid part... Is it very common to find doctors that are understanding with things like this... to try to find ways around issues... or is it.. do you think... few and far between?
I only ask because I go back Aug. 11th and am utterly terrified... considering the last time I saw my endocrin... she brough up it might be spreading and I've read a few posts where some have said biopsies were done on lymph nodes even to see if indeed it was the cancer..