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  • butterfly501 has replied to a post on the message board

    How'd it go with the endo?

    February 16 at 12:36 AM view post
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      A radiologist?

      February 15 at 5:56 AM view post
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        Who performed the FNA?

        February 13 at 11:12 PM view post
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          I don't know much about this type of thyroid cancer but read this: Hurthle cell thyroid cancer is rare. If you have had a fine needle aspiration biopsy of a lump in your thyroid gland or neck, and your doctor tells you that it is a Hurthle cell tumor or is showing Hurthle cell changes, be sure this is confirmed by a surgeon with expertise in this type of cancer. This is important because most thyroid surgeons seld...

          February 13 at 11:10 PM view post
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            I got a second opinion.  My thought is if you think you need a second opinion, then you should get a second opinion; for your own peace of mind.

            February 05 at 11:29 PM view post
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              Unfortunately, this is something that happens often when trying to diagnose thyroid nodules.  Genetic tests like veracyte were invented to try to prevent unnecessary thyroidectomies.  Even if you go a different direction, you may find info at their website useful: https://www.afirma.com/patients/

              February 05 at 6:53 AM view post
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                Inconclusive FNAs happen all the time.  Ask for genetic testing and try to find a surgeon well versed in thyroid cancer.  Bypass ENT/Endo at this point; unless they are well versed diagnosing thyroid cancer. Can you get into Emory?

                February 04 at 12:57 AM view post
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                  Yes, get a second opinion. 

                  February 04 at 12:54 AM view post
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                    hmm...ok.  I would think people would just increase their calcium intake to increase their calcium levels, but who knows.

                    January 28 at 2:00 AM view post
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                      I'm confused why would anyone think large amounts of calcitriol would solve hypoparathyroidism. It's only role is to aid the absorption of calcium. 

                      January 26 at 8:24 PM view post
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