Wednesday 3 May 2023

Update on my Latest Scan

 My consultant sent me for a scan to look for paraneoplastic signals for my pain in my chest. It went well and it came back almost clear. 

Firstly there were no issues in my chest, stomach or lower abdomen. Good news, my 'new pain' is not caused by cancer. I still don't know what is causing this pain but it looks like it's here to stay and yes, I'm getting used to it now. I've now got another new pain in my left thigh and groin but I'm so hoping this is a strain and will ease off in time. I don't want to get used to any more pains thank you very much.

The scan did show up a nodule on my thyroid which may or may not be cancerous. I will need another scan with contrast to find out. If it is it's one of the cancers that is easy treatable so I'm not stressing out about it. Plus it's been weeks now since it was found and they still haven't called me back in, so it can't be too serious can it! 

This is what I found on the NHS website:

Are thyroid nodules something to worry about?
The vast majority — more than 95% — of thyroid nodules are benign (noncancerous). If concern arises about the possibility of cancer, the doctor may simply recommend monitoring the nodule over time to see if it grows. Ultrasound can help evaluate a thyroid nodule and determine the need for biopsy.


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