Jul 27, 2011 - 11:26 pm
I lost my husband to colon cancer in July 2010 and found out today that my 14 year old niece, who I am very close with, has papillary thyroid cancr which has spread to surrounding lymph nodes. She is scheduled for a total thyroidectomy and removal of the nodes on Aug 9. The Drs have not yet staged the cancer. Can anyone help me to understand what the surgery and follow up treatments are likely to be? And side effects? Will she be able to eat? speak?
Any answers would be most helpful