Has anyone had thyroid surgery? I want to know what to expect. I don't know for sure yet that I have to have it out going for a biopsy on a nodule in March but already had a biopsy and they got a typical cells and sounds like if it's that again she's just going to recommend taking it out. I want advise if it's not cancer just a typical cells should I really go through with having it out? Any help?????
I had my thyroid removed back 1996. I had thyroid cancer. I would say that I had no choice. The surgery removed the whole thyroid along with a lot of lymph nodes. I did not have to have any treatment after that.
I don't know how to advise you or not. If it ends up being cancerous, than have it removed. IF not, then get a second opinion, and a third opinion. More than likely, either way, you will have to be taking some sort of thyroid medication to regulate it.
I recommend at least 3 opinions. If you can keep half of the thyroid, do it. I had mine removed due to abnormal cells on both sides. I totally regret it because i am not well due to hypo symptoms and added issues (health wise).
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