Oct 26, 2010 - 9:41 am
I had a TT two weeks ago (I have papillary cancer). My doctor told me he was having a BRAF test done. He said that if it comes back positive that it is a more aggressive type of papillary cancer. This, combined with my age (49, may mean that it has spread to my lymph nodes. He then spoke about a neck dissection. Has anyone experienced this? Do they remove the lymph nodes in the neck if the BRAF test is positive or is there a test that can be performed to see if there is cancer in the lymph nodes?