Re: Scared of possible thyroid cancer.
Okay, keep in mind that the internet only tells you the worst case scenarios (usually so you will run to your doctor and find out what you really have!). Most thyroid cancer is curable if it were that.
The thyroid is a very vascular area, so it would be normal for it to be hyper vascular. Try not to get ahead of this, go step by step.
Is there a thyroid nodule, or is it a swollen lymph node? They could be totally unrelated, because thyroid cancer usually presents as a nodule on the thyroid. (most of these, 95% are benign, and many people have them). But that probably would have shown on the ultrasound?
I think you need more testing, maybe a needle biopsy of the swollen lymph node, it may have nothing to do with your thyroid, or you may just have a swollen thyroid (a goiter) or something else, are you seeing a neck specialist or ENT? Find a good one, and take this step by step, it may just be something minor or temporary.
Last edited by Reece; 02-08-2009 at 07:48 AM.