Hi, I'm a Brit living in Chicago and on my annual health check my Dr felt my thyroid was enlarged, so sent me off for an ultrasound, my TSH came back within the normal ranges, but my ultrasound showed a nodule on the right side being lager than 2cm, so I was referred for a fine needle biopsy with a surgeon, this I had and normally the results would come back as benign or cancerous, however some peoples results come back in neither of those categories - which is where I am, in these cases there is still a 5-15% chance of the nodule being cancerous.
My options - to have the nodule removed for further inspection to rule out or confirm cancer or to leave it 3-6 months and have it retested
I'm in a dilemma as too what to do - just wondered if anyone else had been through this and has any advice for me
I am seeing my dr on Monday and I am going to ask him to do blood tests for T3, T4 and TPO - Should I ask for any others?
Also my paternal grandmother died of Thyroid cancer when she was 49 (that generation that never went to the dr's) and my dad has an underactive thyroid and it on medication for it
I'm also debating whether I should come home to be treated for this too
thanks for reading