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Other studies may be pursued including CT scan and a thyroid nuclear scan.
Although the type of thyroid cancer Sofia Vergara had was never revealed, she most likely had papillary thyroid carcinoma which is the most common form of thyroid cancer and is highly curable (which is where the comment of being a "good" cancer comes from).
Other less common thyroid cancers include follicular thyroid carcinoma and medullary thyroid carcinoma.
It should be mentioned that until the thyroid is removed, one can NOT be absolutely sure that thyroid cancer actually truly is present. Indeed, the president of Argentina announced that she had thyroid cancer only to find out after her thyroid was removed that no cancer was actually present. Read blog post about this "mistake".
Read more about the surgery here or watch the video below of what Sofia's thyroid surgery might have looked like.
The Workout: Sofia Vergara Hates to Exercise. NYT 5/3/13