The person who sent me this preferred to remain anonymous, and I imagine it is because the writer really respects his doctor. But sometimes doctors don't realize how what they say can impact their patients. I know this from speaking to a huge gathering of doctors while I was at the Stanford Medicine X Conference in April. I was really encouraged to hear these top-notch medical professionals acknowledge that they can do better and want to do better.
Doctors are people too (and in this case, doctors are animals too), and they are still learning too. There's nothing wrong with speaking up if you feel your medical team has done something that bothers you. I'm willing to guess that the likelihood is probable that they may listen.
But on the subject of Thyroid cancer, anyone care to weigh in? Is it insulting to call it a good cancer?