Re: Thyroid Cancer?
They assumed they were benign (most pre needle biopsies are inaccurate), and if they did a frozen section during surgery, sometimes those are off as well.
She probably has pappillary, the most common, or follicular, also more common, and the most curable. If she did very well in surgery, then she should do well in the next.
Thyroid cancer doesn't spread much, and if it does, it's slow, unlike other types of cancers. It's also not as challenging to treat, usually surgery alone, depending on the type, or sometimes RAI to kill off remaining thyroid tissue.
She should do well, I had thyroid cancer, and I've had lots of people who know, call me when a loved one has it, and my coworkers mom just went through this, the same age as your mom, and did very well.