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will a biopsy tell the stage? How long will healing take?

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i recently have an operation in my thyroid. the doctor took all my thyroid because they saw 2 nodule in both side. and the biopsy report result says that i have stage 1 papillary thyroid carcinoma.. it is possible that you can already tell what stage it is in just a biopsy? it is normal after my surgery i feel some pain in my jaw and my scar? it almost 1 month still i feel that it is not totally healed... is it normal? is coughing is normal after surgery?


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replied October 2nd, 2012
Thyroid Cancer Answer A39179
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

The staging of the papillary carcinoma is based on the clinical examination, biopsy report and other investigations as CT scan, MRI, nuclear scan etc and usually persons of less than 45 years have either Stage 1 or 2 itself. Relax as the diagnosis must have been made after proper clinical evaluation. Some pain around the jaw and surrounding area may be present for 6 to 8 weeks.
Consider taking the advised treatment accordingly and take adequate rest.

Take care!


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