Jan 13, 2014 - 11:01 am
I just left my endocrinologist after receiving my results of the FN biopsy. He originally said papillary cancer was not seen. However, there are an abundant amont of hurthle cells w/occassional lymphocytes and scant colloid material. The differential diagnosis includes hurthle cell neoplasm and hashimoto's thryroditis. (The abundance of Hurthle cells and the rarity of the associated lymphocytes raises the possibility of Hurthle cell neoplam)
That was the diagnosis on the pathology report. My endo wants to check me for Hashimotos (even though all my thryoid blood work is always normal, though have all symptoms of underactive thryroid) and do nothing regarding the neoplasm. (I also continually have swollen lymph nodes on side of neck)
From researching, it would appear that Hurthle cell neoplasm's are serious, or could become servious.
Any ideas? I am wondering if I should get a second opinion? Why should I wait a year to get another u/s, especially if Hurthle cell carcinoma (if it ends up being) is very aggressive and hard to treat. Shouldn't just remove the thyroid to be safe?