my duaghter was diagnosed w thyroid cancer last fall, but she has had this mass for over 5 yrs! she has no health insurance and is having very hard time finding help.6 yrs ago when she was preg she developed a lump on her throat, the dr drew blood to check her thyroid function and it was normal, he never did an ultra-sound,just told her that it would prob go away after she has baby, she was 24 at that time. it didnt go away, she had anuther baby 18 months later and the lump had grown, this dr. did the same thing, drew blood for thyroid function and it was normal again, no ultra-sound, told her it was probably just a goiter and not to worry about it. she had anuther baby last october, this lump had grown to the size of a small apple, she was constantly getting sick and had 2 miscariages in the meantime. this current dr. was concerned about the lump, she drew blood and it came back normal but she also did ultra-sond and it showed that she had 9 masses inside.my daughter was sent to a cancer dr. and had a biopsy done, it came back malignant. now......he wanted to do surgery a.s.a.p. but daughter has no health ins. and hospital wanted money up front or no surgery. in the meantime we had cntacted some charity org's and had her scheduled for surgery this month but it has been put off because of this swine flu, they were goin to remove her thyroid, both lymph glands and poss more, depending on teste done after surg and radiation treatment, so when it got put off you can understand my worry. she has been really sick past 2 weeks and finally went into hosp to make sure she didnt have swine flu, thank god she didnt but, dr. had done x-rays and shadows are showing up on her lymph glands now!! they told her she needs to apply for disability and when she gets turned down apply for medicaide.....i am so conecerned, stressed out,worried, that it's going to b too late for her!!! have been crying for past week, please tell me i am worrying for nuthing..
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