Thyroid cancer

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Thyroid cancer

Hi everyone


A few months ago I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy and from the CT scan there a larger nodule was picked up. 

My GP referred me for an ultra sound and a biopsy and from that it was determined I had Papillary Thyroid Cancer with Oncocytic change (a more aggressive variant). The specialist and surgeon wanted my whole thyroid out quickly so fast forward a few weeks and I had a full thyroidectomy with neck dissection. I found out today the pathology results have come back with no malignant to be found. 


Whilst I am relieved there is no cancer found, I am finding myself very emotional and the fact I had the operation and was told i had cancer. The emotional roller-coaster has been incredible. 


Has anyone else been in a similar situation and how did you handle the emotions and understanding how everyone thought it was cancer and wanted it out quickly to being told this. 

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Cancer Council Team

Re: Thyroid cancer

Hi Maxie246.  I'm sorry to hear you had that experience.  Hopefully there will be someone on the forum who van share their experience with you.  Regards, Joseph Cancer Council NSW

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