Jul 16, 2011 - 8:30 am
I've been on CSN:head/neck cancer for my partner. I was his caregiver for Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer. I'm happy to say his 13mo PET scan on Thurs 14Jul was clean.
As if the past year wasn't enough, I noticed that I was feeling a "weird" sensation when I swallowed, ear fullness, occasional sore throat and sometimes felt like I was choking on food. To date my thyroid labs are normal however the thyroid ultrasound showed a 3.2 cm nodule on the left and multiple nodules on the right (6mm, 5mm and 1mm). I had an FNA and here are the results:
"The specimen is moderately cellular and could represent a cellular adenomatoid nodule but the presence of microfollicle formation, monolayered sheets of equal sized cohesive cells, scant colloid and occasional dense round 'colloid bodies' raise the possibility of a neoplasm. Excision of the lesion for definitive diagnosis is recommended as clinically indicated"
I met with the ENT whose practice specializes in Thyroid and I'm moving forward to have a partial thryroidectomy with the understanding if the final path comes back malignant, I will need to go back and have a TT.
Just wanted to see if any of you in this group had (or has) a similar experience and would like to share or if you have an opinion, I would love to hear!!