Dec 25, 2010 - 5:10 pm
I just finished up my treatments in November for uterine cancer 3C. I had surgery, 3 chemos, followed by 25 radiations, followed by 3 chemos. My bloodcounts (red, white, neutrophils) are still not back up to normal, but are starting to improve. My cancer marker test is good number and treatment is considered successful for now. It has been 7-1/2 weeks since my last chemo.
My oncologist was not overly concerned about the ct in June, and said we would follow up on the thyroid nodules after my chemos were completed.
I had the thyroid ultrasound on Wednesday and it showed that the thyroid is prominant in size. And it showed two predominantly solid nodules, one cystic. All are small in size. There may be more, I think this was a summary report. It showed that the lymph nodes adjacent to the thyroid were NOT enlarged (so I hope that is a good sign).
My oncologist was on vacation last week, and returns this week. His nurse will review the results, and they will confer with another doctor as they do not handle the thyroid (although they did order the ultrasound for me to follow up).
They will discuss and call me this week with what needs to be done.
I am really scared because I just finished a year of surgery and treatment, and thought I was done for now, until my 3 month follow up for my uterine cancer in February.
Now it looks like I have to check on this.
Please advise any feedback. Also, I am really scared about needing possibly a fine needle biopsy. I have been reading many horror stories about them online-being very painful and so forth. Is it true that this test they often do not get another tissue and results are inconclusive? Also does it only identify 2 of 4 cancers?