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Hi, thanks for getting in touch. I'm sorry to hear about what's been going on. I suspect given your lack of symptoms that this isn't something of great concern but rather a goitre that's grown over time. An ultrasound will give them more idea of the texture and blood supply to it and then they can likely consider whether a biopsy is needed for more information. These are actually quite common and the majority are non-cancerous but it's always worth testing to be sure. The range quoted in medical literature varies but the majority suggest between 2.5 and 20% of such goitres may have a cancerous element so it is important to have further tests but less likely that it's something sinister if that makes sense. I've included a link to the British Thyroid Foundation for more information. I hope that helps.
You're very welcome. No not necessarily, it's just the direction of growth that's happened.