Friday, December 12, 2014

Nodules / Polyps / Cysts

I have had 5 surgeries to remove remove polyps from my vocal cords and will have my 6th surgery on Dec 3rd. I have had 3 different doctors during the surgeries. My last surgery was done at UNC in Durham, NC, in June, 2014, and my upcoming surgery will be done at the the same hospital. The 5 previous biopsy have no signs of cancer. My question is should I continue having surgery to remove the polyps if they continue to return?

Melissa Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP writes... 
This is a question that would only be able to be answered by your surgeon; I would recommend that seek out a second opinion if you don't feel as though your physicians have thoroughly addressed your concerns.

Good luck to you!

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