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Dp has a lump (nodule) on thyroid, I'm so worried it could be malignant

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Twosugarsplease Fri 11-Jan-13 10:12:16

Dp has seen GP said it could be a nodule, ultra sound confirmed this on Monday.
Went back to hospital yesterday, expecting the biopsy to be done, and hoping for a bit of relief from worry, I was sat in waiting room with our little ds, then my dp comes out and said consultant basically asked him to have ultra sound and biopsy and date will follow, dp has had an ultra sound already,so yesterday was so frustrating, only thing positive was he asked if bloods had been done, which they have, and consultant said 'good' when my dp said they were fine.

Nodule is 33 millimetres in size, with a smaller one at the bottom, I'm so terrified that it could be malignant sad

Dp is fine, not really stressing at all, and telling me not to, we've googled, and he has read there is a 5 % chance nodules can be malignant.
I have constantly got this knot in my stomach and can barely think of anything else, I'm just so worried.

Is anyone a GP or in the know of thyroid nodules ? Thankyou.

digerd Tue 26-Mar-13 19:17:35

When DH had his biopsy, the specialist told me they could tell if it had got to the spreading stage, which it had. He then had a CT to see where else it had spread to.

Normally, if it has spread they do not operate as would make it spread even faster, and that Chemo was his only chance.

I was not given a staging number. DH was with me but I did all the talking as he was traumatised.

MrsShrek3 Fri 29-Mar-13 08:40:24

are you ok sugars?
hugs for you too dig. crap innit.

twosugars (waves). How are you both? Hope you are feeling better, remember the prognosis is very good. It's just one step backwards, then giant leap forwardssmile thanks x

Twosugarsplease Fri 29-Mar-13 11:19:53

Hi everyone... Were ok I suppose, I can't explain it really.
Yesterday he was quiet, but insisting he is fine, and that he was just tired, as didn't sleep very well ( never has)
I don't want to ask if he's ok all the time.
He is out on his day off playing his Friday golf today.
I got upset once dc's were in bed on tues night, the day of result, he said there is nothing to worry about, it's getting sorted, that the worst is over and we know now, so let's get on with it. I'm just scared of that very small chance it won't.
He says it could be much much worse, I know and I keep telling myself that, his attitude amazes me, just hope he will tell me when he's feeling down.
Haven't had a date for 2nd op to remove the rest of the thyroid, but will have his RAI treatment 2 weeks after that.
He says the worst bit will be when they take the sticky plaster off the back of his hand when he gets his needle out after the drip ! smile
How are you all ? X

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