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    I switched to a second endocrine doctor. A very well respected endocrine surgeon actually... she told me that my goiter is so large that it is pushing my trachea to the right of my neck...which is creating some problems for me. She could not believe my prior doc didn't happen to mention that. She also told me these FNA biopsies are bs. They almost always come back inconclusive. So March 6th I am scheduled for surgery...

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      Yes. Radiation exposure to the chest and neck area as a child increases the risk of thyroid cancer.  I am just concerned that the nodule changed appearance.  It went from being cystic to solid.  I know that solid nodules are more consistent with cancer.  My biopsy is not scheduled until February 3rd.  I am just a little nervous.

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        Hello- I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in August 1998 when I was 13 years old.  I underwent chemo and radiation to my chest and neck.  I vaguely recall being told about "other" cancers that I may have to worry about later in life as a result of my radiation exposure.  Well...this is later in life now. I'm a 32 year old woman who was diagnosed in January 2015 with a goiter. It was an incid...

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          Last January my primary care physician discovered on exam that I had a goiter. After ultrasounds and a FNA I was referred to an endocrinologist who has been monitoring me ever since. My most recent ultrasound (last Monday) showed that some of the nodules are no longer cystic and are now solid...well one in particular. Now I am scheduled for another FNA to determine pathology of solid nodule. I had Hodgkin's diseas...

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            Thank you for your response.  I have not come across anything about genomic testing.  That is something that I will ask about.  I am not opposed to a partial thyroidectomy.  I never want to have cancer in my body again.  I was just wondering if the next step was going directly to surgery, or if there was something else that could be done to see if it was cancer first.  I like to prepare...

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              I recently learned that I have a multinodular goiter.  A needle biopsy was performed on one nodule in particular.  The "suspicious" nodule.  My primary care physician read the results to me over the phone.  He said "the results are not showing cancer, but they are also not ruling out cancer."  I have an appointment Monday with an endocrinologist. I have been thinking about this for a while n...

              March 26, 2015 view discussion
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                I just received my pathology results today from a needle biopsy that was done Monday. My primary care felt a goiter on my neck last month and ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that I had a multi nodular goiter. There was one partially solid nodule on my left side. That partially solid nodule was biopsied. 5 different aspirations were taken of that nodule. My doctor said that the path did not show cancer ...

                February 14, 2015 view discussion
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                  My mom has also been unsuccessful with my Dad's VA claim. He died of Stage IV Colon Cancer in 2009 and my Mom has been desperately seeking benefits ever since. He was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam as the VA has already acknolwedged his exposure, but they will not recognize the connection between colon cancer and agent orange. How did you finally win your claim?!?! Please, any info would help so much!

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                    Hello- My father died in 2009 of Stage IV Colon Cancer.  He was exposed to Agent Orange while he was fighting in Vietnam.  So far, we have filed claims without any success.  However, I just learned that the VA has recently changed their acknowledgment of the link between Agent Orange and Colon Cancer.  Apparently, they have now stated that they can neither prove nor disprove  the connection ...

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                      we find out the results today. i am cautiously optimistic about the results. what is considered a "big" polyp? the one in question for my mom is 2cm. is that big?

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