May 25, 2010 - 5:17 am
Hello. I am new to CSN.
My FNA in February 2010 showed that I had a Hurthle Cell neoplasm, sadly, so did the second opinion FNA in April. My lobectomy was on May 3, results showed I had Hurthle cell carcinoma (3.2 cm). My second surgery to remove the rest of my thyroid was May 17. I saw my Endo on May 20 who told me they found a few papillary cancer nodules on my right lobe. How crazy is that?!? Is there anyone else out there who has had a similar diagnosis as myself - two different thyroid cancers?
I know that papillary cancer is less aggressive than HCC, and that they are treated the same way. What scares me is that HCC can be aggressive and sometimes doesn't take up RAI treatments. From reading the forums just now, sounds like HCC can recur as well.
My RAI is scheduled for June 30. Would love to hear from anyone else who has been diagnosed with two different thyroid cancers, and how they are dealing with it.
Should add that I am a 40 year old female. My primary doc noticed the lump on my left thyroid last November. I had felt the lump, but had thought it was just a fat roll on my neck since I had gained a lot of weight.