Dec 30, 2010 - 7:28 pm
Well, I dont know if perhaps I should have left this paperwork alone but I really wanted to see if there were things I was not being told. I was told that I had papillary carcinoma and that it had not spread anyhwere. Turns out that I have follicular varient of papillary carcinoma and if I understand what I am reading it had extended through the capsule into the thyroid tissue but not into any lymphnodes. Here is the exact wording:
Focal extension through fibrous capsule is identified. Negative for vascular invasion. Peripheral margins are negative.
Can any one put that in laymans terms for me? I am scheduled to meet with my radiation oncologist on January 5th and I just want to know what I am facing so I know what questions to ask. Thanks!