No matter what kind of cancer, cancer is scary. Being a young person under the age of 30, hearing the words, ” You have cancer,” can send anyone into a roller coaster of emotions. “Check your self before you wreck yourself” is an Ice Cube classic, but also should be the way you view your health and how to stay proactive–go get checked please.
Once symptoms became on-going for Dimaris, she started second-guessing herself deciding to take action and get checked out.
A FNA Guided Biopsy was performed, an ultrasound guided needle used to obtain a tissue sample of an abnormality discovered. Numbing spray is applied to the neck. In Dimaris’ case four needles were inserted in and out guided by the high tech ultrasound 30 minutes later the procedure was over. A sample was retrieved and sent out to be tested.
Although the results turned out different than what she thought, she listened to her body and it proved to be a changing factor.
Here are some signs and symptoms of Thyroid Cancer:
- A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly
- Swelling in the neck
- Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going to the ears
- Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble breathing
- A constant cough that is not due to a cold