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Enlarged Thyroid

Jun 09, 2008 - 0 comments
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Thyroid

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cancers

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lab tests

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ultrasound

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uptake scan

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multinodular goiter

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Radiation therapy

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enlarged thyroid

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Thyroid Cancer

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papillary thyroid cancer

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Ablation

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Iodine 131

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FNA

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thyroidectomy

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levothyroxine sodium



I am 55 years old, and even as a teenager was diagnosed with thyroiditis.   I had a scan back then, and was put on thyroid medication for 2 years in an attempt to suppress thyroid growth.   Fast forward to age 47, when a large nodule was seen just looking at neck.   Nodule was monitored, and I persuaded Dr. to look more closely although all labs for within normal range.   He ordered scan in 2003, which showed a cold nodule.   FNA said no cancer;  labs all "normal."   My doctor retired, and I went through 4 doctors until I found one who would watch the gland.   (The doctors said it was in my head, it was menopause, it was stress;  one doctor 'knew' I had lupus and would no longer take my calls after test showed no lupus.)  

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