I have recently been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and am seriously considering active surveillance rather than TT. A recent study from the Mayo Clinic discussed the over diagnosis and over treatment of low risk thyroid cancers. It basically stated in the group that did not received treatment survival rate was 97% and in the group that did treat the survival rate was 99%. I don't want to start an argument, just really curious if anyone here has decided to monitor for changes rather than TT. I have to admit reading all of the horror stories of life afterwards is pretty depressing. Are there people out there that have had positive experiences as well? I feel so good most of the time that I don't want to go through something that may not be absolutely necessary.