Re: Solitary Thyroid Nodule...Biopsy inconclusive
Most of these nodules turn out to be benign, and if it were (hopefully not) thyroid cancer, it's usually very slow growing, so you can take your time to evaluate and decide. That's why the doctors are not alarmed.
Personally (as someone who had thyroid cancer), I would see an ENT/surgeon with a specialty in thyroids---that is the best opinion. The reason is, that nodule is growing large (not that tremendous, but 3cm is on the larger side), and sometimes, these things grow out of control and become more difficult to remove, and can effect other structures in the neck---yours is starting to constrict you, which is why you have symptoms. Blood work is not helpful in evaluating thyroid cancer, because it's usually normal.
See the surgeon, find one that does many thyroid surgeries a week, so they have experience to provide an educated opinion. Try not to worry---your worst case scenario is a curable, relatively easy to treat cancer, which it likely isn't cancer in your case.
Last edited by Reece; 02-23-2012 at 01:56 PM.