Dec 27, 2010 - 6:32 pm
I am apprehensive as I received a call today that as a result of my thyroid ultrasound which showed thyroid nodules, two of the largest which were predominantely solid, and one cystic, and a thyroid prominent in size, my gyno oncologist who ordered the ultrasound because he is my primary doctor as I just finished my treatment for uterine cancer in November, is now referring me to a thyroid surgeon.
I asked if he is an endocrinologist and was advised he is not, that he is a thyroid surgeon. Not sure if he is an oncologist surgeon. So I am to await the secretary to call me back to set up an appointment for evaluation.
Is this the route that is normally taken? So far I had the original ct in June by which the thyroid nodules showed up as an incidental. Then the thyroid ultrasound last week, as it was agreed we would follow up on the nodules after the end of my chemo program.
I thought I was finally done and could get back to a closer to normal existence and now this. I don't feel my body would be ready for surgery. My last surgery for uterine cancer was in April and I spent the rest of the year in chemo and radiation. I don't feel like my body would be in optimal shape for another surgery yet so this is very scarey.
Why do you think I would not be referred to an endocrinologist first? Are they just skipping a step as endocrinologists are hard to get appointments with, and most don't do surgery?