May 05, 2009 - 11:46 pm
Hello all! I am writing regarding my 13 year old daugher. She has not been diagnosed yet. I'm hoping perhaps some of you will share your diagnosis story. I will tell you her story so far....
In February 09 I took my daughter in for a routine physical. An enlarged lymph node was found on the right side of her neck, under her jaw. Several smaller ones were felt as well. The Dr. told us to follow up with her new doc in 2 weeks (we were moving the following week from CA to AZ). Once we were settled and started our new insurance (hubby switched jobs) I took her to a new primary doc. Long story short, she ordered a cat scan which found one lymph node on the right side 1.3 centimeters, one on her left side 1.4 centimeters, among multiple others 10mm or less on both sides. It also found a probable 5mm nodule on her thyroid. A follow up ultrasound of the thyroid revealed one 7mm nodule on her left lobe, and one 8mm nodule on her right lobe.
The one lymph node on her right is hard, painless, and has actually grown a bit bigger in the last 2 1/2 months. She has NO symptoms. She does not have allergys, is not sick at all, has taken antibiotics (doc found the beginning stages of a sinus infection the beginning of April). Her thyroid levels/functions are all normal (blood taken last week) and her CBC that was done back in Feb was normal as well.
I've done my research and discovered that multiple thyroid nodules have less tendency to be cancerous. But I find it interesting that she has "matching" thyroid nodules and enlarged lymph nodes on both side.
We saw an endocrinologist today that doesn't seem to be too concerned. However he does not blame me for being concerned and is going to biopsy the nodules.
I'm just hoping that maybe some of you can tell me a bit about yourself.... How was it you were diagnosed (did you have symptoms?), did you have more than one thyroid tumor, did is spread to your lymph nodes, etc?
I am such a concerned Mommy and would really appreciate anything you are willing to share with me.