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Cancer: Thyroid board


Hello there,

I had a partial thyroidectomy last week due to a large benign nodule (size of an egg!) in my thyroid. The pathology results came back stating I had 2 very small nodules, the largest was 1.5mm, of follicular thyroid cancer. The surgeon wants to immediatly go back back in to take the other half out (w/o radioactive iodine afterwards). With no guarantee of any cancer on the remaining thyroid and considering it was such a small amount, I am reluctant to do so.

Has anyone had a similar diagnosis?

The main concerns I have are:

1. Would the second surgery be more difficult/complicated if I wait a year or longer?

2. What the first 1-3 months are like after a complete thyroidectomy (ie, how will this change my life? how many Doctor appointments and how often?).

3. How long does it take to get the synthroid levels regulated (post-surgery)

4. Can I be active and return to my "normal" life on sythroid. If so, how soon after surgery?

If anyone has any insight to any of these questions please feel free to post.


Thanks!