Jan 07, 2011 - 3:29 pm
I have made a couple of posts on this board recently.
Now I have the issue of thryoid nodules to check on, that were found as an incidental on a ct back in June during my treatment.
I had a thryoid ultrasound in December which showed a "predominant in size" thyroid--what does that mean? Does that mean thyroid is larger than what is considered normal? Also I have multiple nodules, 2 of the largest are predominantly solid, and one was cystic. I am not sure how many total nodules there are. It showed that the lymph nodes adjacent to the thryoid were NOT enlarged. Is it a bad sign that the two are predominantly solid? I read online that nodules that are part solid and part not, are more likely to be cancerous???
I also had the bloodwork done for thryoid which I was told by my gyno-oncologist's nurse came back normal. That one part of the test which is the cancer marker test, was not back yet-they send that offsite. And my oncologist's nurse said she doesn't know how to read that one, so I don't think she will call me when it comes back anyway. They are referring me to the thyroid surgeon for evaluation.
My appointment is 1/13/10. What should I expect from this appointment do you think? Can they tell much by the tests I had so far? Will they know a lot by touching/feeling the area? I would imagine they will order a fine needle biopsy and or scan right?
Also, if by chance it turns out not to be cancerous, what would be the reasons for a thyroidectomy or the radioactive cocktail to kill off thryoid? Is it so it doesn't keep getting larger? Are there cases where the doc will just continue to monitor you every few months rather than surgery if not cancer?
I look forward to your further feedback.