Throat cancer biopsy

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Avatar f tn People with Hashimotos are more suseptible to get thyroid cancer. Need to get a biopsy for sure. I was diagnosed in Oct. of 2010 with papillary/follicular thyroid cancer and the best advice I can give is to remove entire thyroid. Because my endocrinologist told me to only have a partial I ended up hav Ing to have 2 surgeries. Not fun.. I had your same symptoms. Good luck.mhope it's nothing but only the biopsy will tell for sure.
Avatar f tn She had lab tests that were normal and an ultrasound that showed the nodule. She is scheduled to see a surgeon for a biopsy. Her throat is sore, and swallowing is a problem as she feels it in her throat. She has moods swings and with medicine it seems to help the mood swings.
Avatar f tn FNA is not surgery - it is a biopsy of the mass to see whether you have cancer or not. It is only a test.
Avatar m tn Okay, been a while since I posted. I have been on a roller coaster ride the last 3, almost 4 months. I have recently been seeing an ENT about my swollen glands. As of the last visit, I had another CT of my sinuses and still have a little bit of sinus infection and over 25 pollyps in my sinus cavity that he said are caused by allergies. He said this will definitely cause the glands to swell. Since my last visit a couple weeks ago he put me on Cipro and Prednisone, again.
Avatar m tn It could also be Leukoplakia, which is a condition where patches of keratosis appear as adherent white patches on the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and throat. It is a potentially pre-cancerous disease of the mouth and throat. A biopsy may help to diagnose this condition. The cause of leukoplakia is unknown, but tobacco, whether smoked, dipped or chewed, is considered to be the main culprit in its development. Treatment is with laser or cryo.
Avatar f tn Thyroid conditions can cause the hoarseness, sore throat issues you mentions, but as you know, so can smoking. Since it appears that cancer may be prevalent in your family, you might consider quitting smoking.
Avatar f tn I have been very tired, losing hair at the hairline, short of breath, mild sore throat constantly, cough, but I haven’t had any night sweats or weight loss. I’m scheduled to have a biopsy soon, but I don’t think I have cancer. What else could it be? I am 32/F.
Avatar n tn They did a videostrobe of my throat last week. The doctor told me today I had throat cancer. My voice is gone. I had a left side carotid endarectomy 2 days before Christmas. All of my symptoms started after the surgery, like the day after, the sore throat was there when I woke up in ICU. I saw my family doctor, the surgeon who did the endarterectomy and an ENT locally, all said my symptoms were due to the endarterectomy. The first ENT I saw did a scope of my throat and said all was well.
675329 tn?1297288378 i had radiation to reduce my thymus gland as an infant. i am going for a biopsy this thursday and surgeon wants an ear nose and throat dr to check my vocal cords.
Avatar f tn They say you have like 15% chance of it being cancer. There is no way of telling if it is cancer without a biopsy.
Avatar f tn The endocrinologist is ordering another ultrasound to be done and is sending me to an ent, he says the symptoms I am having have nothing to do with having a nodual (lol) and wants a scope put down my throat. He does not want the biopsy done yet because he says he does not do them untill they are 1cm because he might miss it. And can't do much for me at the moment because he said he just opened up in a new office and dosnt have his equipment set up.
Avatar f tn Have had a cough for a few years that I just put down to smokers cough (as ya do), recently I coughed blood in my spittle so my GP sent me to an Ear/Nose/Throat doctor. She looked down my throat and saw white patches growing on my vocal cords. She became very concerned, enough to send me to her friend who is a Head and neck Surgeon ASAP, (this Monday I have an apptointment) for a biopsy.
Avatar f tn when reading my u/s report i honestly thought it sounded fine, but then the dr called and said she wanted me to get a ct scan done because of the concern of both a node and lymph nodes being swollen and my thyroid levels were normal she also wanted me to go to the endo to get a biopsy done on the node as well. The node moves, but i do have a slight annoyance when i swallow kind of like something is stuck in my throat and sometimes it is worse then others.
Avatar n tn It does not hurt or feel uncomfortable or anything I can just see it and feel it when I touch my throat and it is hard. What are my chances of it being cancer and if it is what can they do for me, is it life threathing?
Avatar f tn I felt just like you before my biopsy last month. A FNA biopsy takes 30 seconds to do and is no different from having blood drawn for a regular blood test. There is no freezing necessary and I had no problem with swallowing. It hurts a bit afterward, but a lot less than having a sore throat - more of a scratchy feeling. I was surprised - I think the word biopsy scares us off.
1174772 tn?1263605525 A FNA biopsy takes 30 seconds to do and is no different from having blood drawn for a regular blood test. It hurts a bit afterwards, but a lot less than having a sore throat - more of a scratchy feeling. I was surprised - I think the word biopsy scares us off.
Avatar f tn s throat cancer or something serious. I would think having 2 thyroid ultrasounds something would be seen. Also no swollen glands or lymph nodes. I'm scared to death. Any help or support would mean the world. Thanks!
Avatar f tn today I had my sonogram and found out the results to my uterine biopsy.......negative for cancer. The sonogram showed that fibroids are the likely cause of my post menopausal bleeding. I told my doctor about the sore irritated feeling after my biopsy two weeks ago and he assured me I am fine. It is possible I will need to have a D and C. I am very relieved it's not cancer or an STD. Thank you so much for your expert advice and reasurrance. It was much appreciated.
Avatar f tn So glad to hear the biopsy did not show cancer. I'm sure you are breathing a sigh of relief. Congratulations. We have an Ear Nose and Throat forum if you want to post there as well. Find it under communities. But again, great news!
Avatar f tn It was a needle biopsy.. I still have a cough/minor sore throat.. I guess I'm just freaking out because my mom recently died from cancer.
Avatar n tn If I have a swelling lymph node on my neck and I wannaget a biopsy to check, which specialist should I consult?
Avatar f tn Most nodules are hypoechoic - and only about 10% of nodules are cancer so in most cases we do not consider biopsy until these are > 1cm -- would continue to monitor with ultrasound unless you have a history of radiation exposure as a child or a family history of thyroid cancer or the nodules have irregular borders / microcalcifications.
3206391 tn?1345548398 I am a 59 year old woman and I had a partial thyroidectomy about 20 years ago due to nodules and cysts. The biopsy was clean so no cancer. I have recently had another ultrasound because of thyroid enlargement. I have nodules with calcification on the other half now. I had a needle biopsy done and the report said there were not enough cells to determine anything. My endo said to wait 6 months and do another ultrasound and possibly another needle biopsy later.
403156 tn?1290150018 Since it has not been diagnosed yet, your vet will probably perform a fine needle aspirate or biopsy of the mass. If the biopsy returns as positive for thyroid adenocarcinoma your vet will probably check for metastasis to the lungs and other parts of the body. Common metastasis sites include the lungs, the tissues of the throat, such as the larynx, the esophagus and by extension the abdomen.
Avatar m tn My mum died of throat cancer,so now really worried of that. But i have never smoked,she was a smoker? It's actually embarrassing aswel,keep coughing clearing your throat.
Avatar f tn However, because it is not completely cancerous (*if* there is cancer in there) a FNA might miss it. If the biopsy is negative for cancer then the doctor will usually want to "keep a close eye" on it and do ultrasounds every year or so If it is a solitary nodule (which is more concerning for cancer), and because it is over 1cm, the doctor may want extra tests (nuclear scan, etc.) and may eventually recommend surgery.
Avatar n tn I have a lump in my throat, it has been there for almost a year. My ENT says it is nothing and that the pain is related to GERD. I am worried it is my thyroid, I have all the symptoms of thyroid cancer (weight gain, pain, difficulty swallowing, etc) and am not sure what to do. He has done 2 scopes, and just sees redness. What should I do????