I was referred to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah and saw a really excellent Head and Neck Oncology surgeon, Dr. Brandon G. Bentz on January 19, 2011. Dr. Bentz and his resident doctors had reviewed all my records and the scans that I brought with me; we discussed in length the varying possibilities but he did explain that since most of the masses seen were located on or near my thyroid that there was a great possibility that this could be thyroid cancer, especially with the calcified nodules. He recommended that biopsies be performed which will determine what exactly what we are dealing with and that more would be known once the biopsies were complete. He had also explained about the four various types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic. During the course of this visit I was also sent to the lab to get more vials of blood taken as it had been a few weeks since they had done that and I’m guessing to check for any changes or just for a comparison. From the receptionist to the nurses and the doc I felt that I was in really good hands.