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March 31st, 2010
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Firefox07 I feel your pain. I get the results Thursday, April 1st of my FNA. Yes, April Fools Day, I will find out if it is cancer. I am scared to death. I too can't stop thinking about it.

-Amy
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replied March 31st, 2010
To Amy
Hi Amy,
Thanks for the post. I did have my surgery and it came back as non-cancer. I was under so much stress, but the surgery went well and i too am recovering great, and i do believe yours will too. Its not as big of a deal as i had myself to believe. We always look at the worst of things when someone saids the C-Word as we have come to call it. I will have you in my thoughts and prays. Its been 2 weeks since they removed my thyroid,the pain isnt all that bad, just make sure to not do any hard activities like the doctors will tell you, or you will have a longer recovery. You will feel like your on top of the world for a few days, then your meds will have to be ajusted depending on thier findings. I wish you luck and if you need someone to talk ,I'll bee glad to cheer you up and listen to your fears. Your not alone like we all think sometimes in time like this. Just keep your head up, and look to the things and people you love. You too will see its not what we always think. Stay as positve as you can sweetie.
Rho
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replied November 27th, 2012
Suspicious for follicular neoplasm
I know this was a long time ago for you. But I have a suspicious follicular neoplasm with worrisome ultrasound and will go for total thyroidectomy. But am very nervous and have 2 very small children. Did your ultrasound also look suspicious? You're story gives me hope.
Thanks,
Lisa
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replied April 10th, 2010
Thyroid and parathyroid
I have a parathyroid tumor. However, now my THYROID biopsy came back with unusual cells, so my surgeon says we will have to take out my left lobe, and if it is cancer (the pathologist will be in the OR to tell him yes or no), he will take out the entire thyroid. I am scared to death of how I will feel after the surgery , though, especially if it is cancer and I have to wait 6 weeks with no thyroid hormone and then do the radioactive treatment. I have Hashimoto''s and am hypothyroid, but when I tried the generic synthroid it made me very sick and I do not take anything at all now. I am worried I will be struggling to find a medication that works for me after the surgery. Any information or experiences would really help me out a lot right now.
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replied April 15th, 2010
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Firefox, I''m happy to hear that your results can back as non-cancer. I received news that I have suspicious cells in a nodule that measures appx 1 cm. I have an appointment with a surgeon on 4/27 to discuss the procedure to remove the nodule. Was your procedure same day? How long to you have to keep the activies down?
Fran
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replied April 16th, 2010
Fran, my doc is telling me they NEVER just remove the nodule, they have to remove the entire lobe when a biopsy comes back as suspcious...Is this not what your doc is telling you? My doctor said they do not do this because it will bleed and may spread if it is cancer...
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replied April 16th, 2010
Clo5940 you''re correct. He did say they would remove the entire lobe. Thanks for pointing that out. I still have a lot to learn. My biopsy came back ''suspicious'' for papillary carcinoma and ''nondiagnostic''. It''s not clear to me how it can be both. Also if you or anyone else has any questions I need to ask the surgeon I''d appreciate your insight.

Thanks.

Fran
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replied April 16th, 2010
Clo5940 when are you having surgery?
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replied April 16th, 2010
I am still researching, but I am scheduled for May 19...I know my doctor is highly spoken of and very experienced, but I just don''t trust doctors in general. So, if I use him I will be going in to get a parathyroid tumor and left lobe removed...possibly the whole thyroid. I am just hoping he knows what he''s doing.
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replied April 22nd, 2010
I had my surgery on February 16, 2010 for an indeterminate nodule in my right lobe. The initial pathology came back benign with degenerative changes. I still have my left lobe. I have been a patient with Moffitt's Endocrinology Tumor Program Leader so I thought it would be wise to have a second opinion on the slides. So, I had them sent with the surgical report, and waited.
I have been called from Moffitt on March 24th and then a confirmation call on the 26th to tell me I have cancer once again. This time it is Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma stage 1. The staging of well-differentiated thyroid cancers is related to age for the first and second stages.Younger than 45 years Stage I (Cancer is in the thyroid only.) Stage II (Cancer has spread to distant organs.)
Since I am younger than 45 ;0) and they do not think I have metzed I qualify for stage 1.

I am closer to MD Anderson and University of Alabama. Both have cancer centers and are NCI recognized. Can anyone give me feed back on where I should go to get my right lobectomy? The nodule has grown and I do not feel comfortable with Moffitt wanting to watch and wait.
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replied July 16th, 2010
Be Careful!!!!!!!
I had a lung catscan in Sept/08 and was told I also nodules on my thyroid. I really had no other problems and had no symptons concerning the thyroid. I would have never known about the nodules if not for the catscan of the lungs. I had a biospy of the thyroid and the cells came back suspicious.I opted for the surgery and the surgeron found that I had total papillary cancer and the cancer had also spread to 5 of 10 lymphnodes. It is my opinion "DO NOT" mess around with suspicious cells. If I opted to wait and see, I would not be here today.
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replied April 25th, 2013
Worried about surgery
Hey everyone! I also have a thyroid nodule that is "suspicious". I am questioning surgery because it sounds like there are some real risks. Has anyone had their vocal chords damaged and their voice become "raspy"? My endo says that because the nodule is on the side that it's unlikely that the surgery could damage my voice. Still, I continue to worry about this. Also, has anyone had any trouble with their thyroid medication? The thought of taking this medication for the rest of my life really freaks me out. Has it made anyone gain weight? Has it affected your mood? Also, for those of you who had only half the thyroid removed, were you able to keep your thyroid fully functional and not have to take thyroid medication? Thanks everyone, and any information you have is appreciated.
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replied May 3rd, 2013
Thyroid Cancer
My nodule is 12mm. The biopsy came back suspicious for papillary carcinoma. I got started on the aloe arborescens protocol (cancer cure)on the same day I recieved my results; That was back in early April. My doctor didn't seem to happy about me wanting to wait on surgery and he said, "I suppose miracles do happen.". I'm scheduled for an ultrasound in mid July to see if the protocol has shrunk the nodule. I am allergic to iodine so scans are out. Do you think I should wait to have surgery?
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