I am new to this site, after all the usual tests and scans I was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, when I was given the diagnosis I was told it had not spread so I can have surgery and an appointment for two days later with the thoracic surgeon was given to me.
About two hours after getting home my Macmillan nurse phoned me to let me know that my respiratory consultant had reviewed my PET Scan and noted my thyroid was showing activity, so he wanted me to have an ultrasound and a possible biopsy!! I was told this would not affect my surgery !!!
I saw my surgeon on the Friday and we agreed the surgery, he also said I would need chemo afterwards as the tumour is 6 cm.
On the Monday I was given my operation date for 5 September in guys hospital, London. Then later that week (last week) I received my appointment for a ultrasound guided biopsy.
I know I should have asked more questions when my Macmillan nurse called me but as she said this wouldn't affect my surgery I pushed to the back of my mind at the time!! Getting the letter then filled me with dread.
I phoned my respiratory consultants secretary and my consultant phoned me back saying that i was discussed at the MDT meeting and they felt it was advisable to have the biopsy done, my thoracic surgeon was also present.
I had the biopsy on Wednesday and now I am terrified the cancer has spread to my thyroid and my surgery will be cancelled. I won't get the results until next week so will only have a couple of days notice before I am due to go into hospital for my Op.
Sorry for babbling on but I need to get it off my chest and share it with those of you who understand the agony of waiting