Hi everyone - hope someone can give me some reassurance. My husband had a TT in June 2012, due to papillary thyroid carcinoma. It was very small (they did not even want to call it stage 1) and we were told it had not spread into nearby lymph nodes. The endo told him he was low risk for recurrence and advised against the radioactive iodine. Recently, he had his 6 month ultrasound checkup and they discovered 2 lymph nodes are abnormal. The nodes are in the neck but not near the thyroid area - further up close to jawline area. They are doing a biopsy on the lymph nodes on Thursday.
The surgical notes and pathology state that all cancer was contained in the thyroid, was removed, and it had not spread. Could a recurrence happen in 6 months? Could the cancer jump to lymph nodes far away? This seems so odd to me.