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  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

    My other post has not posted; who knows if it ever will. but I second what Peppermint Patty says; pin drop.  For sure. Also, if not already explored some cancer types qualify for fast tracked social security benefits.

    August 16 at 10:56 PM view post
    • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

      People here don't need you to name it, we've been through it/ are going through it.  But we've all been through different types of cancer and each type of cancer has its own unique struggles.  If you aren't looking for support from members in this community who have traveled the same diagnosis path; that's your prerogative. Be thankful for the inquiries now because as many here can attest, as the tough get...

      August 16 at 10:51 PM view post
      • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

        What is the cancer institute?

        August 10 at 7:42 PM view post
        • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

          Why didn't the radiologist perform the FNA?  And how did the ent see several small nodules? From what you've described, I would say a second opinion would be very much needed.  Your entire experience sounds odd. The use of CT at this point is not a recommendation by the American thyroid association. Also, the 70% thing is strange.  Pages 13 & 14 in the guidelines outline typical and recommended ...

          August 10 at 7:39 PM view post
          • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

            The necrosis makes sense with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, since the Tg antibodies are attacking the thyroid. No idea what "handled clinically" could mean.  In my experience, the recommendation is usually a bit more specific. But it's really case specific and wording is always used to allow leeway to previous diagnosis. Most likely, you only have Hashi's.  Be Well!

            August 09 at 4:25 AM view post
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              Do you know the size?  here's a link to the guidelines, page 13 has a flow chart. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/thy.2015.0020

              August 06 at 11:22 PM view post
              • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                The standard procedure when thyroid cancer is suspected is FNA.  It is the recommendation of the American thyroid association and is a recommendation in their professional guidelines for thyroid cancer. I've never heard or seen a recommendation against FNA (biopsy) due to size of the lesions. Did they indicate if they suspect papillary/follicular thyroid cancer?  Or do they suspect some other type?

                August 06 at 10:35 PM view post
                • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                  But what kind of malignancy?  Papillary, follicular, medullary thyroid cancer?  Some other type of malignancy?  If they suspect thyroid cancer, FNA is the next step.  No waiting. You may want to contact the treating physican ASAP and find out EXACTLY what is suspected. Your thread has disappeared from the main MB, no idea why that happens: but I'm going to say that forgoing an FNA to determine t...

                  August 05 at 11:39 PM view post
                  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Highly suspicious of what, exactly?  Did they say?  If not, it's a good question to ask them. Good luck!

                    August 05 at 4:24 AM view post
                    • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Don't know why this didn't get bumped to the top, so I'll try a bump.

                      August 02 at 4:21 AM view post
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