Hi. I was just diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. An ENT did the diagnosis (via ultrasound, CT scan, and fna x3), and recommends thyroid removal and removal of affected lymph nodes around the thyroid and in the right side of my neck. I have an appointment with a specialist from endocrinology on Monday and I'm wondering what I can expect, and what questions I should ask. Any suggestions?

Also, I'm struggling most with the thought of a huge scar down and across my neck. How can I best overcome this--as obviously it's something that will be with me the rest of my life?

Thanks--Ziggy