Posted by: paigeturner123 | September 30, 2009

Recent news

Finally got some more information. My gynecologist called me today around 6 and was able to tell me that I have a 1 mm thyroid nodule that is cancerous and it’s papillary. That’s actually good news. Papillary thyroid cancer is highly cureable, but the fact that it has gone into some lymph nodes is not good. I will have a higher chance of reoccurence, but the surgery I will have to undergo is more invasive.

Good news: I have papillary cancer which has a higher cure rate than the other thyroid cancers (with the exception of follicular) with invasion to my lymph nodes (not ideal).

Bad News: I still have cancer and will have to undergo surgery.

In any case, I feel a little better knowing that I will get through this. I know there is a lot of difficult times ahead because this is now something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. I have read that getting the right hormone levels after surgery can sometimes be very difficult and that will cause weird symptoms, but right now I am just glad that I have more confidence in being able to get through this and live a good life. I’m sure it will make me appreciate it a lot more too.

Also worth noting, my gyno doesn’t know a ton about cancer, but he was able to give me the basics. I will continue to get more info. Once I talk with a specialist. A lot depends on the stage of cancer and stuff like that. Still, I know it is going to be okay.


  1. Well, it’s nice to get some good news, even if it’s not ALL good. And finally you have some answers, so that must be a relief. Phew!

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