Hi I'm wondering if anyone can offer some reassurance! Went to Endo this week after finding 4.7cm hard nodule during ultrasound scan. He felt due to the size & the fact it was hard that I should prepare myself that it could be cancerous. Having FNA on Monday and he also referred me to ENT surgeon to check my voicebox as I keep getting a hoarse voice and need to cough regularly to avoid broken speech. I'm very lucky to have private medical insurance but I can't get the "C" word out of my head. Due to the size its probably been growing for so long (I'm 48) and having looked it up on different sites if it is cancer it would be diagnosed at Stage 3 is this right? I only noticed the lump during a bout of laryngitis in October and keep wondering if I just hadn't noticed or is it growing fast. I have had the hoarseness for about 2 years but on visiting the doctors they just changed by asthma inhalers in case it was them causing the issue. Sorry for the long post just freaking out, especially at night laying awake and thinking is this my lot! Do people successfully beat this if it is cancer or can it spread to other parts of the body. My endo finally diagnosed me with Hashimotos as well having been trying to get someone to listen for over a year now. I have raised antibodies (Anti thyroglobulin antibodies) which when I read up say they are a marker used for cancer. Thanking you all for listening.