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Hi, im a 25 female who within the past two to three years have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I have history of A.M.L ( acute myeloid leukemia) when I was 14. Reason I am seeking advise is because no one in my family has hyperthyroidism, and I'm haveing surgery the 19th to have half of my thyroid taken out. They did a biopsy of one of the nodules and it came back cancer free. At the beginning of November my doctor told me that the nodule on my thyroid in a time period of two years had grown from a .3cm to a 5. Yes I have times where it feels like my own throught is swollen shut at times lol. I had a second opinion done and they told me that a biopsy needle can only reach so far , and that the back of my nodule still had a chance of cancer being there. I was informed way back when I seen an Ent doctor that i could do radioactive iodine (i think thats what it is called) or surgery. Advised me against surgery because of the risks as well. Now I am told by the second doctor monday that I had no choice in any other treatment but to have half of the thyroid taken out. i have a four year old, so Im willing to do the surgery to rule out cancer and get on with my life..But my questions are...
1: Has anyone went threw the same thing/Told surgery was the only option
2: Has anyone only had half the thyroid taken out/ did you still have to take medicine your whole life after.
3: Did you have any side affects left from having the surgery
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