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Posted on: Jul 10, 2012 10:22AM

Laural wrote:

I had a PET scan yesterday and today my primary care physician called to order a thyroid ultrasound due to increased uptake in thyroid. I see my oncologist Thursday to further discuss the scan. Has anyone had experience with metastasis to the thyroid?

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Jul 10, 2012 12:51PM Heidihill wrote:

I just got back from my ultrasound ordered for the same reason. The doctor said it hadn't changed from the last time when they did a fine needle aspiration for biopsy tissue. It was benign then so he didn't feel the need to biopsy this time. I got myself psyched up for nothing. But I was happy! Hope your US and/or biopsy are benign too!

Dx 8/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 10, 2012 01:01PM yorkiemom wrote:

My first CT found some nodules on my thyroid. Follow-up showed the same nodules. MO said they were benign but could turn malignant (not bc related). Anyway, I am seeing an Endocrinologist now who will follow-up on these nodules indefinitely.

Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIa, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 13, 2012 06:08PM wpolischuk wrote:

Man we really do suffer from the same type of things.

I had a CT scan of my chest and they found two nodules on my thyroid. I need ultrasound blah blah blah....

So I know how you ladies feel....

We need to keep on keepin on....


Dx 3/29/2004, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 02/16/2005 Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor) Surgery 04/02/2004 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Underarm (axillary) lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side ; Prophylactic (also called preventive) removal of the ovaries Chemotherapy 06/13/2004 Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin), Taxol (chemical name: paclitaxel)
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Aug 13, 2012 06:59PM NancyD wrote:

I've had thyroid nodules since my mid-twenties, and in fact, they removed half my thyroid back then to see if it was malignant (fortunately, not). Every scan I've had for my breast cancer has mentioned the still apparent uptake in the remaining thyroid which has grown over the years. Still not malignant.

I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing. Dx 2/22/2008, IDC, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 03/22/2008 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxotere
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Aug 17, 2012 01:04AM Mzmerz wrote:

When I had my "routine" scan that found the mets in my iliac crest, there was uptake on my thyroid, but after several imaging tests, they determined it was my thyroid gasping its last breath and fizzled out.  As explained by my thyroid doctor, when it has some kind of "trauma" it can light up on the PET.  I basically live in 275 mcg of Levothyroxine and I feel like it does nothing. Hopefully, it's nothing.  Good luck.

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Aug 17, 2012 06:43PM calamtykel wrote:

Don't know if this means anything, but after I had chemo, I found a lump at my collarbone that was moveable.  I had an ultrasound and when they did, they ultrasounded my thryoid (that was weird..)    The thing on my collarbone was just a benign reactive node (it was removed surgically) but my breast surgeon pointed out that some things were found on my thyroid but that "we all have them) - I can't remember what she said they were, and that I should consider following up in the future.   I haven't yet but just wanted to let you know that maybe lots of us have "stuff" on our thyroids.

I hope that yours turns out to be nothing! 

"But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matt. 14:28 Dx 6/12/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2012 07:24PM Laural wrote:

Praises that the 6 biopsies they took from my thyroid were all benign. Now it's just monitoring every 6 months to watch the nodules' growth as they are getting large. May still need surgery eventually but no cancer. Even my blood cancer has been quiet since the chemo for the breast cancer. It is nice to be at a healthy juncture for the first time in awhile.

Dx 9/18/11; Stage 1 IDC on left, 1.2 cm. Grade 2, 0/2 nodes positive; Stage 1 ILC on right, 1 cm. Grade 2, 0/13 nodes positive; Acute leukemia as young adult and secondary MDS ever since. Through it all, God is faithful.
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Sep 30, 2012 07:44PM mrsnjband wrote:

I was told that it isn't uncommon to have this happen.  I had a ultra-sound of my thyroid & the specialist said he thought everything looked fine but would do a biopsy if my MO thought it was necessary.  Never had it done & it has been almost 5 years with no problems.

Glad you hear your results were benign! NJ

Norma June, Bi-lateral MX 2008, Bi-lateral DIEP 2011 Dx 1/10/2008, IBC, <1cm, Stage IIIb, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 01/25/2008 Adriamycin, Cytoxan Chemotherapy 03/10/2008 Taxol Chemotherapy 05/29/2008 Taxotere Surgery 07/10/2008 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 08/11/2008 External Surgery 08/15/2011 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Right) Surgery 08/15/2011 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Left) Surgery 12/12/2011 Reconstruction (Left)