My family has always had a high risk of thyroid cancer, my cousin who is my age just got it half a year ago, it's always on the back of my mind during days and nights and my worry worsens when I have pain near my throat, It's a scary thing to think about and I couldn't imagine living with it. So I would like some advice on how you dealt with the realization of having this disease and how you coped with it. I talked to my father about it and he was very close to having it inoperable which was a scary time for me. I really want to go get checked up on but I feel like I'm too scared to go and have the doctor say that I've developed it.
I'm not scared for myself but for my friends and family around me, it's not a thought that I enjoy having and it keeps me up at night. If you have any advice at all, please reach out and reply.
Thank you so much,