Jun 03, 2013 - 2:15 am
Well, for over a year now I've had a rounded lump on the left side of my neck. I'd always assumed it was a swollen lymph node and didn't really pay any attention to it. About 2 months ago it occured to me just how long I'd had it and went to the Dr and wound up having an ultrasound done, they also looked at my thyroid. While it didn't look like a lymph node, and wasn't really in the appropriate place, they put me on strong anitbiotics to see if it would start shrinking. It didn't. The results of my ultrasound also show quite a few nodules and cysts on my thyroid. My Dr. said that they aren't uncommon, but the fact that I have those AND a mass in my neck that there is a very real chance that I may have cancer... I'm going to an ENT appointment on the 5th to have my thyroid looked at further. I'm really worried, even though I know both forms of cancer she mentioned are very easily treatable. My dad died of cancer when he was 54 (extremely healthy man!). I'm only 28 too!! I haven't told anyone about this. I don't want to worry my family or my husband (currently deployed in Afghanistan) until I have all the answers, I just can't do that to all of them if it turns out to be nothing. I guess I'm just looking for people to talk to about this.