Jul 07, 2011 - 2:51 pm
Here are my Fine Needle biopsy results:
Follicular Epithelial Cells and Rare Hurthle Cells
Nurse Assistant at Endo discussed results at follow-up visit following biopsy. She said no cancer so nothing to worry about...re-check via ultrasound in one year. I left glad no malignancy was found but troubled that I didn't get to consult with Endo himself. After researching results on internet, discovered that possibly the only way to get definitive "begin vs. malignant" diagnosis is surgical removed of nodule. Why didn't Endo suggest that? Should I take results to another Endo for second opinion?
Nodule is 2.3 cm, also have second nodule on other lobe .08 cm.
I just want to make sure observation is the right thing to do. I'd rather not have surgery unless absolutely necessary though.
Any insight is appreciated.