Hi, I'm new to the group and would really appreciate some advice.
I had an MRI scan which revealed an incidental finding - a thyroid mass. I've had an ultrasound and an FNA. The FNA showed no trace of malignancy but as there are malignant features on the ultrasound I am now scheduled to have the right side of my thyroid removed in a couple of weeks. I have a much smaller mass on the left side which I've been assured will be 'behaving' in the same way as the larger one on the right. The hope is that the larger mass is benign and that the smaller lump will just require monitoring over time.
I've been told that the remaining side of my thyroid will be able to produce enough thyroxine that I won't need to take medication post surgery. I've been doing some independent reading and am not convinced that this is necessarily the case. Does anybody have any experience or advice that they can share with me?
If anybody has been through anything similar, I'd love to hear about your experiences and outcomes too as I'm feeling rather nervous about the whole thing.