How often does thyroidectomy result in surgical errors or unwanted outcomes? The answer is much more often than reported. The reported surgical error rate for papillary thyroid cancer is 2 – 3%, however, research reveals errors are nearly six-times that number.
What to Expect When Getting RAI The idea of swallowing a toxic radiation pill was not something that I was excited about. After complete thyroidectomy, it revealed the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes.