I have been struggling with my thryoid for the past 6 months, and my doc initially was mumbling about a stat scan b/c she was worried about c. The scan was neg for malignancy, and I was recently dx'd with Graves disease dx, which causes hyperactive thyroid symptoms. I started with a gradual weight loss and dropped about 27 lbs in about a year. My heart rate was constantly in the 90-110 range and would even wake me from sleep bounding, along with constant sweating (hot flashes too). Although I was jumpy, I didn't feel energetic, (just crappy) attributed it to my ooph and having no circulating estrogen, until my doc was alarmed during a routine visit when my heart rate was 128. My numbers have been rising(T3,T4) and dropping (TSH), although my antibodies seem to be constant I just started methimazole and already see a difference in 5 days.
Julie, I know 3 women who have had thryoid cancer, and after a thyroidectomy, had no lasting voice or other problems, and wre essentially cured by the surgery. They were all nurses working on the same unit and all dx'd with in 1 1/2 years of each other .
Have you had a thryoid scan or thyroid US?
Although it's not deemed "medically urgent", you will still worry until it's done. I would look for a "second opinion" and if that doc has an earlier opening, choose her.. As far as the link between thryoid and breast cancer, I found this. http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/breast-cancer.htm
Hope you get an earlier appt!
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r segmental mast (partial) snb 6/4
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BRCA 1 & 2 NEG