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Old 12-02-2019, 09:10 PM
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Talking It's NOT cancer !!!! ......it's benign !!!!! .....Thank You JESUS !!!!! (Thyroid nodules)

It took a little over 3 weeks to find out from when my primary doctor first wanted me to get an appointment with a specialist to have a biopsy just to be sure.

I did not want to concern anyone until I knew if it was benign or not, if it was not benign I would have been asking for your prayers as I believe God honors faith.

I had several small nodules on my Thyroid and one of them was slightly larger and vascular with calcifications, thankfully it turned out to be benign !

He said they will want to check the nodules again by ultrasound later next year just to be sure they are not growing, he said a nodule tested and shown to be benign will stay benign and not turn cancerous, but that even benign nodules can sometimes grow large enough to be a problem simply from their size and need to be removed, but he said it is fairly uncommon for them to grow.

Turns out Thyroid nodules are fairly common with about 50% of people getting them.

My nodules were too small for the doctor to even feel them, if it wasn't for an ultrasound I had for something else we would have never known they were even there.

Roughly about 2 months ago my wife decided for us to get one of those "Life Line Screenings" https://www.lifelinescreening.com/ to check our circulatory system to make sure there was no problem with plaque buildup.

This was about a few weeks before my routine 6 month checkup with my primary doctor, I had a very slight plaque buildup but nothing to be overly concerned about, when my doctor saw the results she wanted to have an ultrasound done just on my neck area just to have a "baseline" to go by to make sure the plaque did not get any worse later on.

When the technician was finishing up the neck ultrasound it got close enough to my Thyroid that she noticed the nodules and later my doctor ordered another ultrasound just for the Thyroid, when my primary doctor saw that one nodule was slightly larger and vascular with calcifications she sent me to a Thyroid specialist for the biopsy which thankfully turned out to be benign !

I wanted to explain all that to caution you all to be aware of how common Thyroid nodules are and to consider asking the technician to take a quick look at your Thyroid even if you are having an ultrasound for something else.

From what I learned having multiple nodules is actually better in a way as the doctor said cancerous nodules tend to be by themselves as the only nodule.

While the doctor told me before my biopsy there was only about a 1 out of 10 chance of it being cancerous it was still a relief to actually hear it was indeed benign. He did say even those people who do have a cancerous nodule there is a 98% success rate of people surviving at least well over 10 years.

When your doctor feels your neck they are checking for enlarged Thyroid nodules, but if they are still too small they can't be felt and can only detected with an ultrasound.

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it took a little over 3 weeks to find out from when my primary doctor first wanted me to get an appointment with a specialist to have a biopsy just to be sure.

I did not want to concern anyone until i knew if it was benign or not, if it was not benign i would have been asking for your prayers as i believe god honors faith.

I had several small nodules on my thyroid and one of them was slightly larger and vascular with calcifications, thankfully it turned out to be benign !

He said they will want to check the nodules again by ultrasound later next year just to be sure they are not growing, he said a nodule tested and shown to be benign will stay benign and not turn cancerous, but that even benign nodules can sometimes grow large enough to be a problem simply from their size and need to be removed, but he said it is fairly uncommon for them to grow.

Turns out thyroid nodules are fairly common with about 50% of people getting them.

My nodules were too small for the doctor to even feel them, if it wasn't for an ultrasound i had for something else we would have never known they were even there.

Roughly about 2 months ago my wife decided for us to get one of those "life line screenings" https://www.lifelinescreening.com/ to check our circulatory system to make sure there was no problem with plaque buildup.

This was about a few weeks before my routine 6 month checkup with my primary doctor, i had a very slight plaque buildup but nothing to be overly concerned about, when my doctor saw the results she wanted to have an ultrasound done just on my neck area just to have a "baseline" to go by to make sure the plaque did not get any worse later on.

When the technician was finishing up the neck ultrasound it got close enough to my thyroid that she noticed the nodules and later my doctor ordered another ultrasound just for the thyroid, when my primary doctor saw that one nodule was slightly larger and vascular with calcifications she sent me to a thyroid specialist for the biopsy which thankfully turned out to be benign !

i wanted to explain all that to caution you all to be aware of how common thyroid nodules are and to consider asking the technician to take a quick look at your thyroid even if you are having an ultrasound for something else.

from what i learned having multiple nodules is actually better in a way as the doctor said cancerous nodules tend to be by themselves as the only nodule.

While the doctor told me before my biopsy there was only about a 1 out of 10 chance of it being cancerous it was still a relief to actually hear it was indeed benign. He did say even those people who do have a cancerous nodule there is a 98% success rate of people surviving at least well over 10 years.

When your doctor feels your neck they are checking for enlarged thyroid nodules, but if they are still too small they can't be felt and can only detected with an ultrasound.
and good information to share

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Wow, what a load off for you and your wife..

Awesome man..

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That is great news. I had an endocrinologist feel my thyroid and ask me if anyone had ever told me I had nodules on it. I felt my blood pressure rise along with my heart rate. I told her no. She said Well You don't. I told her that in the future she was not to scare the !!!! out of me like that. My Thyroid continues to put out less and less hormone. Md raising my Synthroid dose to 250 mcg a day.
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Super news.
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Originally Posted by jwp1964 View post
Great news! Congrats.
Thanks !!!!

Originally Posted by davidlhyde63366 View post
and good information to share
Thanks, Yep, Hopefully the info will help others know to be aware.

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Wow, what a load off for you and your wife..

Awesome man..

God does honor faith.

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Thanks, my wife was next to me when I got the call today from the specialist and I could see the relief she felt, we are people of faith and God does honor faith, but we are also human and while we fully trust that God is in control, our human side still felt relief to hear the news

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That is great news. I had an endocrinologist feel my thyroid and ask me if anyone had ever told me I had nodules on it. I felt my blood pressure rise along with my heart rate. I told her no. She said Well You don't. I told her that in the future she was not to scare the !!!! out of me like that. My Thyroid continues to put out less and less hormone. Md raising my Synthroid dose to 250 mcg a day.
Thanks !!!!

Tell her you appreciate she has a sense of humor, but just don't make the jokes personal

So how did you tell your Thyroid was putting out less hormone ?

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Super news.
Keep posting!!
Thanks !!!!

Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
Great news !!!!!
Thanks !!!!

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Great news, you AND the wife need to go celebrate
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Great news, you AND the wife need to go celebrate
Thanks !!!! I'll even let my wife decide what restaurant to get food at !

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Thanks !!!! I'll even let my wife decide what restaurant to get food at !
With your luck this year may be get a lottery ticket as well.

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With your luck this year may be get a lottery ticket as well.
Thanks, but I attribute it to much more than mere luck

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Thanks !!!!

It reminded me to continue to be thankful and not take our health for granted, it was much better than any physical Christmas gift I could get

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Glad you got good results! Happy for you.

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Glad you got good results! Happy for you.
Thanks, and hoping things go well for you !!!!

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Very happy to hear your results were good. Now get out there and find that pot of gold with your new machine
Thanks !!!! I sorta felt like I found a "pot of gold" when I heard the good news

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I'm glad you don't have cancer!
Thanks !!!! the word "relief" just doesn't seem like enough to fully describe it !
(kinda feel like Scrooge did on Christmas morning after he got a new start )

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I learned something yesterday. The surgeon who did my lumpectomy is not a cancer surgeon just a general surgeon and apparently the Maury Regional Cancer Center is down on him and all the other surgeons in his department they didn't have good words for him. I won't discuss that here. They told me that the mastectomy was not the only option like he told me. So now I've totally completely switched over to their department and no surgery at this time. They are going to do radiation followed by a pill that I will have to take daily for five years and they tell me that doing this will have the same results as if I had had the total mastectomy with no radiation and taking the same pill. In other words my percentage of survival is near 100%.

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I learned something yesterday. The surgeon who did my lumpectomy is not a cancer surgeon just a general surgeon and apparently the Maury Regional Cancer Center is down on him and all the other surgeons in his department they didn't have good words for him. I won't discuss that here. They told me that the mastectomy was not the only option like he told me. So now I've totally completely switched over to their department and no surgery at this time. They are going to do radiation followed by a pill that I will have to take daily for five years and they tell me that doing this will have the same results as if I had had the total mastectomy with no radiation and taking the same pill. In other words my percentage of survival is near 100%.
That is great Pennyfinder !!!! Glad you found out you had other options with the same great success rate, just shows there are times when it pays to get a second opinion !

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