Sophie (sophiedb) wrote in thyca,

Newbie :(

In 1999, aged 45, my mum was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a check for hyper/hypothyroidism. I can't remember which, since her thyroid was whipped out before anyone could say boo.

Three months ago, she noticed a lump on the side of my neck. This was drained, ultrasounded (sp?), MRId and finally removed last week, all on the basis that it was a branchial cyst. Unfortunately, histology tests on the tissue have shown otherwise. I am 30, with a 5 month old daughter :(

Thankfully I know that thyroid cancer is one of those with a good prognosis, due to my mum's experience, but it's still a shock. I found out this morning, however she's on holiday - interrogation will have to wait until her return this weekend (though I have told her by phone).

Anyway, they've pencilled me in for 17 December with the odd test and scan before then (I presume). Yay, NHS.

Hugs to you all, and apologies in advance for future interrogation :)

Edit: if anyone has experience of radioiodine with regards to breastfeeding, I would love to hear it. Thank you.
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