So on September 24 I received my diagnosis from my endo. I have a 1.3 cm nodule of PTC on my left lobe. She then did an US to check out my neck and was suspicious of one of the lymph nodes near my left carotid artery. She checked it several times and decided that she thought it looks clear because it moved around quite a bit when cancer is usually fixed.
She told me I would need a TT and maybe some of my lymph nodes out. I went to my PCP today to discuss my diagnosis and she told me the that endo sent information to my surgeon that I have mets to the lymph nodes. I was kind of shocked at this since she told me she would stage me as Stage 1. This is not stage 1. I am over 45. I am a little miffed at this sugar coated information I received. Now I need a lateral neck dissection as well.
I am terrified. Can you please help me out? Any words of comfort would be very much appreciated.