"suspicious cancerous cells"

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by Jason1 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 AM

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On Jul 30, 2017 12:13 PM xreuzz wrote:

sir the doctor said that papillary means "fast growing"?? and  why you said its slow growing? i was confused...

Perhaps you misunderstood what he said. It is slow growing and non aggressive!

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by Jason1 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:31 AM

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I should add, it can sometimes be more aggressive than what it usually is. Iv'e seen numbers of 10-15%, but definitely slow growing. Papillary does not mean "fast growing".

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by xreuzz on Mon Jul 31, 2017 05:56 PM

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ow..ok sir thank you..maybe your right..

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by butterfly501 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:23 PM

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On Jul 30, 2017 12:10 PM xreuzz wrote:

thank you for your advise maam brenda...the doctor said urgent i have to undergo surgery..but for me its hard coz i dont have a budget..so i post a message here so that if it is okay 1 year or more or less i can under go surgery..coz i will save up money... thank you so much! very thankfull...

Only your doctor can advise if your specific cancer may be able to wait a year for surgery.  There are many types and variants of thyroid cancer and some are very aggressive variants that don't respond to treatment and grow rapidly.

For some person, who doesn't know squat about your pathology to insist thyroid cancer is always non-aggressive and slow growing is positively ill-informed.

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by butterfly501 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 03:59 AM

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On Jul 30, 2017 12:13 PM xreuzz wrote:

sir the doctor said that papillary means "fast growing"?? and  why you said its slow growing? i was confused...

Papillary is the type of cell. It does not mean it is slow growing or fast growing. 

A majority of papillary (and follicular and medullary) thyroid cancers are slow growing; but it doesn't mean the variant you personally have is slow growing.  There are plenty of aggressive, fast-growing papillary cancer variants around.

Esther Earl died at age 16 from metastasized papillary thyroid cancer.

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by butterfly501 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 06:21 AM

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On Jul 30, 2017 12:10 PM xreuzz wrote:

thank you for your advise maam brenda...the doctor said urgent i have to undergo surgery..but for me its hard coz i dont have a budget..so i post a message here so that if it is okay 1 year or more or less i can under go surgery..coz i will save up money... thank you so much! very thankfull...

"the doctor said urgent i have to undergo surgery.."

If that's what your doctor stated, then that is what it is. Papillary thyroid cancer can be agressive and deadly.

Sounds like you need your doctor to lay it all on the table exactly why the surgery is classified as URGENT.

Good luck!

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by Jason1 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 03:26 PM

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On Jul 31, 2017 5:56 PM xreuzz wrote:

ow..ok sir thank you..maybe your right..

Unfortunately, doctors often make a situation Sound worse than it really is..in order to get the patient to agree to his/her demands. I don't know if this applies to your situation or not. My advise is to get another doctor..at least for a second opinion. That is always a good idea anyway!

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by butterfly501 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 09:06 PM

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On Jul 30, 2017 12:10 PM xreuzz wrote:

thank you for your advise maam brenda...the doctor said urgent i have to undergo surgery..but for me its hard coz i dont have a budget..so i post a message here so that if it is okay 1 year or more or less i can under go surgery..coz i will save up money... thank you so much! very thankfull...

I know first hand, in the opposite direction, about being able to postpone surgery.  I was pregnant and would have done surgery if doctors thought surgery was URGENT but all agreed, in my situation, that I could wait. So I waited. 

So don't believe some baloney about doctors rushing you for no reason.

Only you can decide, based on your doctor's findings, if you feel you can delay surgery a year or not.  Not me, and not anyone here.

This is your decision that you should base on your doctor's medical opinion. If a medical doctor states that the surgery needed is urgent, I'd encourage you to believe it.

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by Jason1 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:00 PM

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On Jul 31, 2017 5:56 PM xreuzz wrote:

ow..ok sir thank you..maybe your right..

I'm a good example of someone who decided against doctors advice, deciding not to be rushed into surgery due to fear mongering. I was told to have surgery "imediately".

Well, that was two years ago and the only thing my tumor has done..is shrunk slightly. No growth, no movement, no spread..nothing, and still, after having this tumor for many, many years..no symptoms!

The only thing i'm doing, is taking supplements and vitamins.

No one is telling you not to have surgery, i'm certainly not saying that. If you have decided to have surgery, but have to wait for it, then you have to wait. It's easy for people like us in North America to just tell you to go ahead and do as the doctors say..but in certain Countries, like yours, it's not so easy. I know someone who lives in Indonesia, and she had to wait almost 1.5 years for a procedure considered serious, here. Definitely not elective surgery.

Anyway, In the meantime, while waiting, you could get a second, even third opinion!

RE: "suspicious cancerous cells"

by Dana979 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 04:02 AM

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Hi, I'm sorry to hear you are going through this. It must be tough on you. But let me give you a piece of advice from my own experience. I was diagnosed with papillary cancer 3 months ago. Eventhough I've been following up with my endocrinologist for the past 4 years, the slow growing cancer was unbelievablely spread and I had to have an "extraordinary extent thyroiductomy" with two wounds longer than normal to remove 11 lymph nodes, level 6 neck dissection and a parathyroid gland. Not to mention the two big scars, excruciating pain, AND the big risk of losing my voice cuz the spread was branched all around the voice nerve- I had a great surgeon, but scar tissue build up and my voice is still very hoarse. Because of the spread, I am in the high risk category for recurring as well. ALL that for trusting 2 doctors with THEIR opinion everytime I had any concerns about the large lymph node and thyroid. Now dealing with guilt is worse than the pain. I have 4 kids and I want to be there for them with clear voice:( Unfortunately, I won't be able to reverse time, but I WISH I could to take immediate action for my health and not listen to anyone's opinion. I wish you the best of luck:)
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