Welcome to the new Cancer Survivors Network website! Existing members can click HERE to review the changes and new features on CSN.

Papillary thyroid cancer found after surgery

I'm 17 years old and 2 months ago I had a total thyroidectomy due to having 7 nodules, which all came back benign. However, a week after surgery my Endocrinologist called and said that the pathology report indicated that they found a small tumor in my thyroid that was Stage 1. I've had thyroid issues my whole life; Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease and a goiter since I was 7 years old. Starting about 2 years ago I started having problems with a hoarse voice,and difficulty breathing. I thought that from getting my surgery I would no longer have these problems however, I still do very badly. Last week I had my CT scan to see whether or not the cancer spread, but I still haven't gotten the results. As much as I want to hear that there is no cancer, I know that these issues with my neck aren't normal and there's still an obvious bulge in my neck. Has anyone else had an experience like this or have any advice?