Re: Sclerosing variant of papillary thyroid cancer
My first advice to you, is to stop researching on the internet, because you are getting yourself very scared. I had pappillary thyroid cancer 2 years ago, and at first, doing research helped me get informed. But then, because the cancer cases described on the internet are only the worst cases, I got very scared---for nothing. I had "follicular variant" of pappillary, with spread to the muscle in front of it, and the internet had me dead already---2 years later, I'm still here, and intend to be for much much longer.
When you go to the endo., bring a list of questions about treatment, follow up, etc. I think they treat your version of pappillary like any other, with RAI, which isn't such a terrible thing.
You also might want to ask the endo. to help you get a second pathology opinion on your tissue, because it is so rare.
I'm sorry you got this diagnosis, but please hang in, you are really going to be okay. You need your doctor to explain the process, and take each slow step day by day, and try not to get ahead of yourself.