ThyroidWA Cancer

Have I got cancer?

I am a Hashimoto's sufferer but have been under the care of an Endo since the start of January. She's refused to do an ultrasound of the thyroid due to an MRI report coming back normal. I did have an ultrasound scan done 2 years ago but this report never reached my previous GP practice or my new one, so it's been sitting around in the archives with nothing done on it.

Blood test results:

Nov 2011

TSH - 5.2 (0.27-4.2)

FT4 - 16.8 (12-22)

Jan 2012

TSH - 2.2 (0.27-4.2)

Jan 2013

Anti-TPO - 84,000 (<34)

TSH - 0.69 (0.27-4.2)

May 2013

TSH - 22 (0.27-4.2)

FT4 - 10.9 (12-22) - Levo started at 25mcg, 50mcg and then 75mcg

Aug 2013

TSH - 4 (0.27-4.2) - Levo increased to 125mcg

Nov 2013

TSH - 4.3 (0.27-4.2)

FT4 - 15.3 (12-22) - Levo increased to 150mcg

Dec 2013

Anti-TPO - 41,000 (<34)

TSH - 4.6 (0.27-4.2)

FT4 - 15.6 (12-22)

Ultrasound report below:

"Clinical history - 6 week history of dysphagia and lumpiness of neck. Mildly enlarged thyroid. ? Right level 2 and 3 and left level lymphadenopathy.

US Neck:

The thyroid gland is mildly enlarged but no intrinsic abnormality of concern. It is also mildly vascular but significance of this uncertain. No significant cervical lymphadenopathy bilaterally down the neck. No discreet mass lesion or region for dysphagia identified. The submandibular glands bilaterally are enlarged as are the sublingual glands with myelohyoid fenestration bilaterally, a normal anatomical variant."

So I've now told the GP practice's receptionist of this finding and they will get the GP to call me Monday. I have also told the hospital's Endo receptionist and she will get her to call me too.

So good news - but will my Endo act on this new information given the fact that she said in the report written recently that she will not go ahead with it because "there is no indication at the moment to repeat a thyroid ultrasound as an MRI neck showed a normal thyroid appearance"?

Also, what does vascularity and fenestration mean? Someone online told me that could mean cancer.


Jo xxx