Hi everyone ,
I hope your are doing well . I'm so impressed for finding this website and people inside it . I'll try to summarize my story as I need feedback from you .
I'm leaving in middle east , I have a great child and wife . I have history of cancer as two stepsister died from breast cancer , and a brother now treated with follicular lymphoma .
After my brother diagnosed with lymphoma I start check up my self and I found enlarged lymph nodes in back of my neck . I did US then my doctor ask me for follow up 6 month later . I came after 6 month the I did CT Scan
and it was fine . it is just a few lymph nodes enlargement (less than 2 CM) . but found small nodule in thyroid gland and the recommendation was doing FNA . I did it and the result was most likely benign with small atypia undetermined (follicular lesion). My doctor said it is fine and just need follow up in 6 month , the size was (and still) 0.7*0.5
One month a go I sent a pathology slides to US (Memorial Sloan-Kettering) hospital and the result was there are small cells suspicious for papillary carcinoma. This changed everything , I went to doctor who refer me to a ENT surgeon who suggest to do a total thyroid removal ASAP . Another doctor suggest the same thing . and he said currently lymph nodes no need to be treated , only follow up .
I don't know but what I have read the nodule if less than 1 CM should only half of thyroid . and there is no emergency at all for such a case .
This surgeon is very good and he is doing 4-5 operations weekly , I don't know what should I do , I need your advice ?
Thank you all and keep up the good job .