HI Im 28 years old and have a 8 month old baby, I really nervous because during my postpartum check up my OBGYN felt a thyroid nodule, I then had an ultrasound which should a 1.5cm nodule with calcification and 2 other small nodules. I had 2 FNA which both came back inconclusive, Im scheduled for surgery in 5 days for a partial lobe removal and depending on results they may go back in thru the incision to take out the rest of my thyroid if it comes back cancerous. The main thing that worries me is the calcification, does anyone know if it increases the chance of it being cancerous????
I went through a very similar situation when I was 24 (although without the baby).
I would recommend you do some research into this topic. From what I'm seeing just from a few searches, the research points to a greater chance.
However, I think your doctor is taking the correct course of action regardless. Don't worry if you come out of surgery and they still don't know if it is cancerous or not. Sometimes the nodules are so small that they have to send it off to someone with more expertise to make the final determination. That's how mine went. I had to wait more than two weeks after surgery to get word (my FNAs were inconclusive, too, which I know can be frustrating).
The good news is that if it was the really bad type of thyroid cancer, the likelihood is that the FNA wouldn't be inconclusive. That type shows up on biopsies the vast majority of the time. If it is anything, they've caught it early and they've got really effective treatments for it that are much easier than other types of cancers.
Just make sure you do more research into the treatments and after-effects on your own so you can ask questions. Honestly, the research made me nervous at first, but then the more I learned, the more confident it made me that I could be fully involved in my own care going forward. If you have more questions or need more info, feel free to re-post. Best of luck.