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Papillary thyroid cancer with lymph node involvement. Smelling cigarette smoke after thyroidectomy. Why?

My friend has papillary thyroid cancer with metastatic lymph node involvement. She has had a total thyroidectomy and a neck dissection. Right now she is smelling cigarette smoke a lot of the time and her eyes even burn like she s in a smokey room. Is this related to the thyroid cancer? She will be having ablation soon.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Sorry to hear about your friend's problem. The problems she is describing are not related to the surgery. Her management has been done according to the normal protocols and such a problem is not associated with the surgery.
Still she can contact her doctor, who can refer her to an ENT specialist for review.
Hope she gets well soon.
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