Sep 10, 2008 - 7:10 pm
Two months ago a CT scan for a lung nodule (not diagnosed just monitored) found a hypodensity with undifferentiated margins in left lobe of thyroid. First doctor lost all my records. When I finally got to specialist with records this week ENT with specializationin thyroid disease did an ultrasound in office and found multi nodular thyroid (12-24 nodules) and one solitary dominant nodule not seen on previous scan. It was larger than rest and palpable. He didn't tell me how large. Did a FNA (biopsy) in office and found the nodule firm and fixed. I am waiting for results. No symptoms and healthy...well maybe a little coughing/shortness of breath occassionally however I am 55. Should I be concerned? I guess my biggest concern is that I understand thyroid cancer is very curable because of the RAI treatments. My concern is that I am severely allergic to RAI. I came very close to dying in my early 20's due to severe allergic shock reaction (very rare). They called a code and luckily I was in a hospital getting a routine xray with contrast dye so immediate emergency care and three days in critical care saved me. Does this mean if cancer is found it would be less treatable because I cannot tolerate the RAI? If anyone has any thoughts or ideas I would be grateful. Waiting for results until next week is distracting to say the least.