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Oct 7, 2019 08:46PM
I had Hashimoto's, a multinodular goiter, was a little hypothyroid, and took Synthroid for about 15 years.
I had a thyroid ultrasound in 2017 and fine needle biopsy, which was clear.
However, by November 2018, the ultrasound showed one of the nodules had an irregular edge, which I could see on the screen myself. The fine needle biopsy showed papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a complete thyroidectomy-- with 3 central neck lymph nodes removed too.
The pathology report confirmed papillary thyroid cancer, but the neck lymph nodes showed metastatic breast cancer.
The ENT surgeon, endocrinologist, and breast cancer surgeon, all very experienced physicians, had never seen a case like this, nor had their colleagues at other hospitals in our large city.
So far, they have not located the original site of the breast cancer despite every test under the sun.
I am scheduled for another PET scan this month.
In the meantime, as there is nothing to surgically remove, or radiate, or treat with chemo, I am taking Anastrozole.
De novo stage IV metastatic breast cancer with metastases to 3 central lymph nodes in neck following complete thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer WITH NO PRIMARY BREAST CANCER IDENTIFIED and NO OTHER METS (so far)
3/20/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR+