My 40 y.o. sister has just been diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma (not sure which stage). It's 2 cm. Is it unusually large?! She's due for a Total Thyroidectomy and to make things worse she has the condition Keloidosis.Although the scarring is least of my worries right now, I just wonder how big the scar will be, considering the size of the cancer....
The size of the keloid, that will be formed is not dependent on the size of the tumor. But it âis certainly related to the size of the incisions made during the surgery. â
But in case of papillary cancer, multiple incisions made be needed, to make sure that cancer âcells are completely removed. â
First and foremost, you need to undergo effective treatment for the thyroid cancer. Once it âhas been done, care should be taken to allow proper healing and reduce the amount of âscar tissue. In case keloids are formed at a later stage, then proper steroid injections âshould be given at the early stages, to help prevent keloid formations. â
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