Apr 10, 2011 - 11:54 am
So I had melanoma last year and it was successfully removed last April. In July I began to rapidly lose weight and then I lost my voice. I had ultrasounds of my thyroid area due to having a "full" neck. The ultrasound showed nine enlarged nodules. Next they did an FNA that came back negative. We also did a thyroid function blood test that showed my thyroid was indeed functioning properly. We repeated the ultrasound six months later meanwhile I am in speech therapy which is not helping. So the hoarseness continued and we get the ultrasound back and now many enlarged lymph nodes add to the nodules that have stayed pretty much the same size. So we get a PET/CT and it lights up in my lymph nodes and my isthmus yet still no one knows what is going on. I have weight loss, hoarseness, swollen lymph nodes, and I wonder what is next. I am so confused and some doctors have said it looks like a thyroid issue while others say it looks like a lymph node situation. Has anyone ever had an experience like this? Thank you in advance.