Oct 03, 2010 - 11:50 am
I find it weird that I don't know if my cancer was contained to the thyroid or not because no lymph nodes were taked during surgery. There was one thing that was labeled as a lymph node, but turns out it was an extra-thyroidal extension (or something like that) and no lymph node tissue was detected. I had 5 tumors in my thyroid (including the extra extension thing) and they were all cancerous. My margins were clear, however one area was very close. It would be nice to know if I had lymph involvement or not. I worry that it's still in there. I just had RAI this past week and will have a body scan this coming thursday.
Has anyone else not had lymph nodes checked?