Re: Is thyroid calcification a big deal?
The radiologist report on my thyroid ultra sound said calification was an indicator of POSSIBLE thyroid cancer - so I was SURE I had cancer and had the whole thing out (1st surgeon said 1/2 - 2nd said to be safe all - you don't want to do it twice). Well......I had it all out, and DO NOT have cancer. The surgery and recovery were a breeze. I would only have half out, if I had to do it over again and then remove the other 1/2 if it was cancer. The major 3 types of Thyroid cancer is VERY slow growing and VERY curable. I think only about 5% of people with nodules have cancer and close to 100% survive. They can do a FNA and sometimes tell if it is cancer. BTW - my labs were perfect too.
"I'll make it"
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TT 1/26/06 -Levothyroxine 75-88