Anybody out there who is a long time survivor after papillary thyroid recurrence?
I had my TT in 2000, over 13 years ago when I was 23. They found 2/3 perithyroid lymph nodes positive and 9/10 left paratracheal/mediastinal lymph nodes positive. Had radioactive iodine and have been good for a long time. I thought I was cured but at my last ultrasound they saw an abnormal node, biopsied it, and it was recurrent papillary thyroid cancer. I just had a left neck dissection 3 days ago and pathology results are still pending, but I am wondering if anyone out there has been in a similar situation and is a long term survivor? I have a 1 year old son and 4 year old daughter who I would like to see grow up.