Sep 20, 2010 - 11:45 am
I went for my annual check up in June and was sent to an ENT doc due to my voice being hoarse. As my husband had passed away from head and neck cancer on 10-31-09, I thought the hoarseness was due to stress. Turns out my left vocal cord is paralysed. The ENT doc had a CT scan and an ultrasound done. He found a nodule in my thyroid (lungs were clean, but did find something in my right breast - going for an MRI later this month) and took a fine needle biopsy. The results came back benign. However, the doc felt there is a 5% chance the results were wrong because the nodule was so calcified the needle kept slipping off the side of the nodule. He now wants to remove 1/2 of my thyroid and have the nodule biopsied. Has anyone else had this happen? I am going to another ENT for a second opinion next week. The first doctor gave me no option but to have the surgery. I asked if we could watch the nodule for awhile or only remove the nodule for biopsy. I was told no to both.