BP wrote at 2012-11-01 01:48:16
I was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer from a scan I had done, after that I was sent for a needle scan biopsy (I have several nodules). I was first diagnosed at 25 but the needle biopsy I had back then said the nodule (2.5cm) was benign, and that I had 3 small ones beside it so the likelihood that they would be benign as well was highly likely....Well now I have multiple nodules, 2 larger ones, the existing one and one on top of it. That is the one with the cancer and calcification. I never had the original one cut out because my thyroid still functioned normally. Now I will be having surgery and radiation. I also have cancer starting in my throat I am waiting to go for that biopsy as apparently I have to be put to sleep for that one and my head and neck specialist found that with the camera he put down my throat. I am 39 years old with 3 children, if you have anything foreign growing in your body ..get it removed. Obviously the original 3 small ones I had were not the same as the bigger one that was biopsied at 25.
I will answer any questions you have regarding the thyroid whether it be cancer, cysts (types), hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, blood tests for thyroid problems, surgery, fine needle biopsies etc...
My complex cysts on my right thyroid gland and the isthmus were found my accident when my doctor thought I was having a TIA. The ultrasound found a complex cysts the size of a golf ball (which turned out to be the size of a tennis ball when it was surgically remove). Doctors were totally surprised because for 5 years, including the day I went to surgery, all of my thyroid blood work was "within the normal range". So much for blood work being conclusive..