Sep 14, 2009 - 3:43 pm
I am not a cancer survivor, but feel as if I am about to go down that road. I am hoping all of you can help me understand this process as I enter the early stages of trying to find a diagnosis.
My primary care physician did an ANA test and it came back positive for an autoimmune deficiency. After visiting a Rheumatologist and Endocrinologist, today I learned that my thyroglobulin level is elevated. The nurse said that I need go in for an ultrasound and that chances are, my thyroid is inflammed or I may have thyroid cancer. Of course, the first thing I do is go to the internet to understand all of this and I'm finding that it is difficult to comprehend.
What are the odds that they'll do an ultrasound and won't find anything? If your thryoglobulin level is high, does this typically mean that they will ultimately find cancer? If it's not cancer, what else could it be? Have any of you gone down this same road? I'm so frustrated and scard at the same time. :( I would love to learn how all of you came to find your diagnosis. Thanks!