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Anyone here with Hurthle Cell (Oncocytic) Carcinoma?

Thyroid Cancer | Last Active: Jan 19 8:13am | Replies (62)

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@susanau

Hi. I’ve just been diagnosed with hurthle cell cancer. Five months ago I found a lump in my neck. After a scan and a biopsy, a 5cm nodule was found. Two weeks ago I had a left hemithyroidectomy. Surgery went very well. The lump was tested and it was hurthle cell cancer. I now rquire surgery to remove the right side of my thyroid just in case there are any cancer cells present.

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Welcome, @susanau. I'm tagging @koh @cnicole @traceyjhp to bring them into the discussion to share their thoughts and experiences with you.

While I'm glad that you have specific diagnosis of hurthle cell cancer following the hemithyroidectomy, I'm sorry that you have to go back for a second surgery. Better to be safe though, right? Did you cancer team talk about further treatment after the second surgery? How is recovery going for you?