I have had an under action thyroid for the last 16 years and progressively its got worse. 18 months my mum had thyroid cancer she had two tumours removed from her thyroid which they called nodules until they tested them after they were removed and found they were Cancerous. She is fine now, she had not had any problems with her thyroid ever. In September 2015 I went to the doctors as I am having problems swallowing and my voice has got very husky (it was husky but more so, people think I have a called if I am on the phone to them) they sent me for a scan and found I have two nodules on my thyroid. One is 2.5cm and the other a little under 2cm. However the consultant at the hospital (given my mothers history) does not think it appropriate to remove them, nor even do a needle test on them. I'm just a little uneasy about it as I am aware that if this was a lump in any other area given my family history they would probably whip it out.
I don't know if I should be more forceful with them being removed or get a second opinion. I would really appreciate advice, as I don't want to go back to the doctors and make a big deal about it if what they are saying is quite normal.