Jump to content

Really worried it could be cancer


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

Hi all.

I'm going in on Tuesday to have a fine needle biopsy done on a small cyst (.5cm) on my thyroid. I've been feeling this small lump in my throat for about 4 months and went to the ENT who diagnosed an irritation of my lower tonsils. Then had a throat ultrasound done last week which found it to be a small cyst.
It was noted to be a "complicated cyst" which freaks me out even more.

I'm trying to be positive but deep down I'm freaking out its cancer. All these horrible thoughts keep taking over. Can anyone tell me how long it'll take for the results of the biopsy?

Fingers crossed its nothing serious.

Mel

Edited by 4boys4me, 15 December 2012 - 05:55 AM.


#2 Mamabear2010

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

I'm sorry you are going through this. I went through something similar earlier in the year, although mine was smaller (I couldn't feel it, they found it by a chance ultrasound).

I had two FNA (fine needle biopsies). The results came through within a couple of days. It was very quick.

Do you know why they called it a complicated cyst?

I will PM you with more details.

#3 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

I have no ideas but just wanted to wish you all the best with the procedure and hoping that it is just a cyst that can easily be dealt with.



#4 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

Hey mamabear,
The ENT said he didn't understand why they used the word complicated. He says they do it all the time at this particular ultrasound place. I googled and came up with complex which means there is fluid and solid matter within cyst. Thanks for your quick reply. Will keep an eye out for your PM.

#5 Mamabear2010

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

PM is sent.

My nodule has a solid portion too. That is the bit that they aimed for with the FNA. Mine turned out to be a benign nodule. It was a big relief to get that news, even though for me the chance of cancer was small.

#6 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

I think it best to just keep busy mentally and physically until you get your results. No good can come from dwelling on it until then. FWIW, my mum has her thyroid removed. At the time is was explained to her that most lumps on the thyroid are caused by an auto immune disorder and are normally brought on by stress and / or trauma.



#7 Canberra Chick

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'm sorry you're having this worry. I've just had a scan on an enlarged lymph node and before the scan I was really anxious and weepy, but I found keeping busy helped take my mind off it. And it turned out to be wonderfully boringly normal after all my worry. I hope you get good news.

#8 BJBubbles

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

My mum went through this earlier this year too.   Her biopsy results were available within a couple of days (2 maybe?) - so thankfully it wasn't a long wait!  Mums was bigger than that and it was causing her some pain and discomfort - but comes and goes which is kind of weird.

As hard as it is, try not to stress too much.  It is much more likely to be "just' an annoying benign cyst than anything more sinister.

Good luck on Tuesday.  I hope you can have a good weekend and try not to worry too much.

xox



#9 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

I had a similar diagnosis with a lump in my breast. The fine needle biopsy was a little difficult to get any fluid out be cause it was harder.  Results came back in a couple of days and it's just a benign lump. Don't need to do anything ATM.  Will get it checked regularly and will probably get it removed if it grows.

Dont worry yourself, it will be nothing sinister.


#10 livvie7586

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

OP does it help that everyone i know who has had a thyroid nodule has not had cancer?  most have had some sort of 'issue' to go along with the nodule (graves, hashimotos etc), and some have had to have it removed, but it's never been cancer.

And, if it is, every specialist i've spoken to has said that thyroid cancer is one of the best to have, as it is slow growing and usually contained to the one spot (mum has had half her thyroid removed, and has a solid nodule on the other half, and i've been to the majority of her appointments with her.  the biopsy's aren't that pleasant, but they don't take to long to do, and results normally come in quickly)

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

Lots of luck OP but it is way more likely to be due to auto immune processes (as PP has said) than cancer.
The 'complicated' cyst comment is most often just medical jargon for meaning it wasn't a straight fluid filled cyst.
If the very worst happens and it does show cancer then thyroid cancer is highly treatable and does not usually shorten your life at all.

I had a multiple nodular thyroid gland full removed 12 years ago and the only fall out is having to take medication every day for life and a scar that is totally invisible. I hope the outcome is just as good for you.
Take care and try to keep yourself busy...perhaps some pampering? original.gif

#12 4boys4me

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Thank you to everyone who replied. I'm feeling a lot more relaxed and will try to not let it consume me!!

original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a copy of 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

To celebrate the launch of EB member and contributor Julia's Watson's first book, we have five copies of Breakfast, School Run, Chemo give away.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Baby steps: when your little one starts walking

As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.

Julia Watson's new book 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.

How not to name twins

Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Breastfeeding basics for beginners

Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

How to hide those under eye shadows

Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.

Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

Birthday cakes banned at childcare centre

A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

Triplet surprise for newlyweds

As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.

3 yummy Thermomix baby and toddler recipes

Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.

Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Mums to follow on Instagram

A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dad bags: 10 picks for out and about

Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's?

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Designer kids clothing good enough to eat by Oeuf

Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

 

FREE TICKET

Discover the magic of the LEGOŽ DUPLOŽ Play Area in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.