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are a nodule and mass the same thing

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It would help: to know what organ we are talking about. In the breast these findings have one meaning, in the liver another. So it would be very helpful to know wher ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
Biopsy, MRI: Have it biopsied, after MRI
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Low risk: Each nodule has about a 5% chance of cancer. The large complex mass (if > 1 cm) should be evaluated with a biopsy. The smaller one (if.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Same thing: Lung nodule, lung mass, spot, tumor, lesion ... All mean the same thing.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Saitta
38 years experience Endocrinology
Masses : Masses in thyroids are common. Some are cysts (fluid filled spaces), some are solid, and some are "complex" (containing both solid and fluid component ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Your question is hard to answer without being able to examine you, evaluate your laboratory tests, and any possible radiologic test that you hopefully ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: As there are types of cancer that can readily spread locally even in the thyroid. Realize it's also possible to multiple thyroid nodule on both sides ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Further Tests: Could be anything from nothing to metastatic lesions. Further evaluation could include ct and needle biopsy. Is there any history of a prior cancer? A ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience ADHD and Autism
May need follow up : The provider who ordered the study should have been able to explain the findings to you and whether or not you need any follow up. There is a possibil ... Read More
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