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Thyroid Cancer Worries

WorriedMind98

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Hello, I am new to this forum but I have had health anxiety for the past two years. My worries have mainly been about my brain (aneurysm, tumor, cancer) and heart (irregular heartbeat, cardiac arrest, enlarged heart) but lately it has been over my thyroid gland. I have a minor stationary pain in the left side of my neck that sometimes shoots up to my ear. The pain sometimes switches sides. It's all over the place, really. Sometimes it's in my jaw, or either side of the neck. But I am terrified I have a cancerous tumor in my thyroid and it will metastasize to my brain. I am too afraid to make a doctor appointment just on the off chance that they find something. I feel no lumps in either side of my neck and am constantly checking and feeling around my neck for any changes. I have had these worries for about 3-4 days. Iam sick with worry and don't know what to do anymore. Please help!
 

Cuchculan

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Let us just pretend it is something. For the sake of the answer I am giving. You stay away from the doctor for fear it is something. Then bump, you die as a result of refusing to see a doctor over all this to begin with. What is there to gain by not visiting a doctor? By using that logic the end result would be the exact same. By visiting a doctor we might have a different answer. That what you have is nothing worth worrying over. So you gain peace of mind. Other than that you are only going to keep on worry over this thing. What is the worst a doctor could tell you? Again for the sake of this post, say he says it is something bad, is that not exactly the same thing as doing nothing about it, if it was something bad? Most things that are bad tend to be located around one particular part of the body. They don't jump up and down and move from this side, to that side and then back over again. You will have these worries until somebody tells you it is not what you think it is. Like a doctor.
 

Jgriffin

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Hello, I am new to this forum but I have had health anxiety for the past two years. My worries have mainly been about my brain (aneurysm, tumor, cancer) and heart (irregular heartbeat, cardiac arrest, enlarged heart) but lately it has been over my thyroid gland. I have a minor stationary pain in the left side of my neck that sometimes shoots up to my ear. The pain sometimes switches sides. It's all over the place, really. Sometimes it's in my jaw, or either side of the neck. But I am terrified I have a cancerous tumor in my thyroid and it will metastasize to my brain. I am too afraid to make a doctor appointment just on the off chance that they find something. I feel no lumps in either side of my neck and am constantly checking and feeling around my neck for any changes. I have had these worries for about 3-4 days. Iam sick with worry and don't know what to do anymore. Please help!
I know it's quite late to respond to this but In August I discovered a thyroid nodule on myself. I had zero symptoms..I was bored watching TV and rubbed my throat and went what's that? Had an ultrasound and biopsy and it's benign. It's really big too. That being said the tumor doesn't cause any discomfort or pain. If I didn't rub my throat I still wouldn't know it's there. O and 90 percent are benign. So if you ever had one chances are it's normal
 
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