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Old 10-26-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seattle Wa
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blueskyrr1 HB User
hurthel cell carcinoma

Hi, I am new to message boards but curious for feedback. Almost 1 year ago I had half my thyroid out with a tumor that supposedly was benign. Turned out to be minimally invasive hurthle cell carcinoma. The ENT who did my surgery and an oncologist that I got a second opinion from, both advised me to not proceed with a full thyroidectamy.

They told me, being minimally invasive that I don't have to worry about it spreading to other body parts besides the neck. They said to moniter with ultrasounds for 5 years and if any growths in my neck then proceed. I had left it at that and for some reason now I am having some doubts.

My doctors told me not to believe the info online that EVERYONE should proceed with full treatment right away. Any opinions?

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