Saturday, January 5, 2008

Evidence of a long term goiter

Below is a picture of me from June 20, 2004 with my daugher Maddie, who was born on September 28, 2003. This photo is 3 and 1/2 years prior to my surgery and the diagnosis for Hurthle Cell Carcinoma. You can see the clear and obvious enlargement in the front of my neck.

1. Obviously it took some time to grow to the size shown.

2. It is very obvious that if Dr. Capo had checked my thyroid even once, he would have felt the enlargement.

3. The cancer has likely been sitting in this spot for years, potentially spreading.