Hi there, I have not been keeping up with goings on with my advancement of my thyroid cancer and am sorry for that.
I have had first the left side and now a total thyroid removal due to a nodule showing signs of cancer and after cells in my thyroid gland showing the same signs after testing in the lab again, (thyroid problems run in my family) last surgery September 2014. I have had a fine needle test on a lump which was said to be a Swollen Lymph Node. Since the test the lump has disappeared but I am left with some odd feeling pain around that area of my neck. My surgeon has booked me in on the 7th July 15 to remove this lymph node as has says it is infected also and needs to come out. I am also seeing a specialist at CHELTENHAM hospital cancer department who wanted to administer the radioactive iodine pill just to make sure, this was recommended just after the total removal but I refused it. I cannot believe that all this cutting and radiation has come about from one node showing a maybe a sign. I have just received a letter from Gloucester hospital saying that my Thyroglobulin test marker after my recent blood test was undetectable. Can you say that this test means that this Lymph node could be perfectly innocent and the Worcester Labs are over reacting? I am really scared now as it seems every time I see my surgeon he wants a bit more of me. Martin.