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Total Thyroid Removal vs Partial Thyroid Removal

From: doris182004 - 5 years 45 weeks ago

I'm suppose to have my thyroid removed in 5 weeks. I went for another opinion ad the doctor said that the nodule is small and contained to one lobe of my thyroid so I only need that lobe removed not the entire thyroid. Now I don't know what to do. What are the risks of the cancer coming back to the other lobe, and going through surgery again. I won't have to take meds if I just partially remove the thyroid. My thyroid never gave me a problem. Can someone out there please give me any advice?

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Please help. I am schedualed to have at least half of my thyroid taken out in 4 weeks. I have a 4cm tumor on the left and then 3 smaller ones on the right side. The FNA came back suspicous. If the Dr. takes out the larger one and it's non cancerous, what are the chances of the others growing and having to redo the surgery in the upcoming years?

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How are you doing? I had my entire thyroid taken out 3 weeks ago. I had a cancerous nodule on one lobe and after the surgery the pathology report came back with microscopic cancerous things on my other lobe of my thryoid. The surgeon that performed my surgery only removes the entire thyroid for this reason, since he doesn't feel that someone should go through any surgery twice if they don't have to. I hope you are doing well. Please let me know.

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Hi Doris i too had a nodule on my left side of my thyroid, the doctor who did the surgery. He had said my right side is fine and every year i have gone back to check the right side its been fine. That was 3 years ago now i feel okay great. Every doctor i find has there own believes. My siter just had all her thyroid out he told her too. now mine doctor doesnt believe in taking the whole thing out. he had said if the other is fine then leave it. Most people turn out to be fine for there rest of there life and dont get cancer in the other side. He also said to me once you get all taken out you are left with all sorts of other problems that can happen. so my trust is in him its really funny from one doctor to another they all same different thinks but to me it makes a lot of sense why take the other side out when it is healthy. i guess as long as you get your yearly check up and ultra sound and keep on top of that your okay. hope to hear from you and your good.

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