Just watching The Fault In Our Stars, anyone seen it? It's about a teenage girl dying from thyroid cancer. Got me thinking or worrying as I'm currently having biopsies for thyroid cancer. I'm looking into having ethanol injections as my friends mum had it done & it worked first time for her, she fully recovered, this was in Italy (they're Italian.) She told me it's better to have ethanol injections. But my hospital docs have not even mentioned that as an option, it's all about surgery & radiology. I have a large irregular shaped cyst on right side of my thyroid plus a smaller one. I had a biopsy back in December & didn't hear back from the hospital so was worrying they had forgot about me (Whipps Cross, which has just got a really bad report that was on the news.) Got my GP to contact them when they didn't reply to my emails but they just said they hadn't finished testing, this was in March! He contacted them again & they finally let him know that my sample was insufficient to make diagnosis. So having another biopsy next week & seeing the surgeon again next month. I didn't realise ethanol injection wasn't really used in UK but was mainly done in Italy. Does anyone know of where in UK it is possible to have it done? It would be a pain if I had to go all the way to Italy to get it done, mind you could make a nice holiday of it...
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