Jan 20, 2014 - 10:04 am
A little back story, I was diagnosed with papillary micro-carcinoma in 2010. After I had the left lobe of my thyroid removed. Upon finding the bit of cancer I made the decision to go ahead and remove the right lobe as well. More cancer in the right side. Going on four years. At my last checkup my thyroglobulin levels were elevated. Radio-iodine scan revealed a"hot spot". MRI to get a better look.
2 weeks from today I am scheduled for a partial neck dissection, to remove the lymph nodes in my lower neck, both right and left sides. This is extreme for me. Has anybody else had this done? And what are some things I can expect?