I Have Thyroid Cancer, Hurtle Cell
In November of 06 a radiologist doing a cararid artery scan found a large nodule on my thyroid. My primary care physician refered me to an Ear, nose and throat doctor who redid the ultrasound and found it to be quite large and scheduled me for surgery in March of 2007. In late Feburary (07) I saw my primary care doctor for a pre-op visit and we had a discussion about the surgery and I asked why a biopsy was not done. She call the ENT doctor and cancel the surgery and insted schedulec a biopsy. The biopsy showed a few herthie cells (no one told me) and was ruled beneigned. They suggested going for ultrasounds every 6months to a year
Two weeks ago 07/09, In a routine visit with the endocranolist she found the nodule to be growing, not alot but still growing. She checked the chart and found the report on the first biopsy and said it was only 95% certain that it wasn't cancer and suggested a repeat biopsy. Just got back from the biopsy, readiologist did 5 sections and pathology was there. There was alot of Hurtie cells and he informed me my physician would more than likely order surgery to have the thyroid removed.
I don't get why they didn't tell me upfront that it MAY be maligent and they really weren't sure.
This happened at the Fletcher Allen Heath Care center in Burlington Vermont