Thread: New diagnosis
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London
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Annarbs2000 HB User
New diagnosis

Hi I am just 40 and had an mri for back pain that showed up 3 nodules on my left lobe, had an ultrasound and the dr said two were fine but one had a small bit of calcification but he was 85% sure it was ok, had a needle biopsy and it came back suspicious. I was very lucky and had private health cover, my ent and thyroid surgeon is very good, he did a partial thyroidectomy and the biopsy showed a fully encapsulated 1.5 cm papillary carcinoma.
He has said as it is on the borderline for size (1.5) he doesn't think I will need a total thyroidectomy which I suppose will also mean no rai?
He is having a meeting with other dr's and I find out their opinion next week.
I feel that a tt with rai is the only real way of protecting myself against a re-occurrence but he is very laid back about the cancer and said if it comes back we will just wip out the other half?
Also I am now getting upper back pain/cramps that come and go and I just wondered if anyone has had this? Many thanks!

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