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Papillary thyroid cancer with lymph node involvement

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I had a complete thyroidectomy and partial parathyroidectomy 4 months ago and was diagnosed with metastatic papillary cancer (2 of 6 lymph nodes were positive). My endocrinologist assures me "it's absolutely nothing to worry about" and refuses to consider radioactive iodine testing or therapy. She tells me it should be considered as Stage 1, while my oncologist says it is clearly "Stage 3, at the least." Not sure what direction to turn at this point other than to request a second opinion from Mayo. Any thought?

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I think your thought to get a second opinion at Mayo is a very smart one. My initial ENT (that s who did my surgeries) told me all was fine. I eventually transferred care to Penn, and have had more intervention since , and now understand my particular papillary cancer is more aggressive and I need to be watched very carefully. I wish you the best!