A 31-year-old female asked:
thyroid nodules on left and right side. fna showed papillary cancer. synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcg/day. nodules dicresed since 4/2012. okay to wait 6 mo. for surg?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Harold Kim answered
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
I wouldn't: The longer there is cancer, the longer it can work its way out of the thyroid capsule, grow, and spread via the lymph nodes. As this occurs, the prognostic factors worsen.
Answered on Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Controversial : Most of the surgeons will advise to under go surgery as soon as possible, as papillary cancer is not as lethal as other malignancies , some of the studies do show with surgery or with out life expectancy is almost same. Ask your doctor and up to you.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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