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Papillary Thyroid Cancer

From: JORDAN - 9 years 44 weeks ago

About a year ago I felt a lump on my left side which was accompanied by a little pain. I had ultrasound then a byopsy that was in conclusive so they removed my left thyroid. After surgery I found I had papillary thyroid cancer. Dr left right thyroid claiming it looked good and that I shouldnt need meds. I have been struggling for a year (on meds) to regulate my levels and was also told I have nodules. I have recently been feeling the same symptoms on my right side as I did on my left a year ago. Cancer back? Common to have one removed and need the other removed? If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.

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Hi Jordan,
Firstly it is best to discuss this with an endocrine specialist. I had my whole thyroid (papillary thyroid cancer) 12 months ago. I recall my surgeon stating that one side can be removed and it is possible to go back to take the other at a later date. Mine was not in good shape and the whole thyroid needed removal.
I hope this helps somewhat. :)