Sep 02, 2003 - 7:32 pm
My primary care physician is recommending surgery to biopsy a complex cystic mass (about3cm) on my thyroid after having an ultrasound of the area. He wasn't very specific over the phone, but he felt that due to the size and nature of the growth that he wouldn't feel comfortable leaving it in even if needle biopsy showed that it was not malignant. He is sending me for a follow up appointment and consultation with a general surgeon to determine the best course of action. I feel like some sort of specialist should be involved, but I don't want to slow down the process when my health is at stake. Has anyone else been in a similar situation?