Thursday, December 6, 2007

MRI results

I did not know what I would really learn from the MRI. I already knew the thyroid was big. The only real question to me is whether the lymph nodes were enlarged. But then, if it were Hurthle cell cancer, you would not expect the lymph nodes to be enlarged, because Hurthle cell cancer normally is spread through blood vessels, and not the lymph nodes.

Dr. Grist called me late in the date. I was at my office. Good news! Everything looked normal. No lymph node invasion. He said 'it fits his expectations that this is a large benign mass.

He said the next step is to just wait for the surgery and get the thyroid out. The surgery was scheduled for 12/14/07/.