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can a solid hypoechoic nodule in thyroid gland be cancer

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not known: Thyroid nodules can easily be biopsied by a competent ear, nose and throat doctor in the office. Most are benign but with every lump, you never can pr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeah some: wife had biopsy for this this week. Chance is low but that warrants a biopsy.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Likely benign: Cystic hypoechoic nodule is usually benign particularly without solid components.However some malignant tumors have cystic components. Most nodules le ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Thyroid nodules: This is a very common finding, and the fact that it is small suggests lower risk. Usually under 1 cm they don't bother to biopsy, but perhaps with an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Concern: Thyroid gland do not change in size that much. Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, increase in size is a concern , should have fna biopsy (cytol ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Most are: benign, but there is probably about a 5-15% risk of malignancy.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Solid still possible: If nodule is of reduced echogenicity and looks homogeneous like cyst, usually benign lesion. Homogeneous solid lesion over 1 cm can also be suspicious ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The ability to define a thyroid cancer depends on the presence of a solid homogeneous nodule that is cold on thyroid scan. While many do biopsies an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Resect: Solitary nodule, if on scan is shown to be cold, probably represents a thyroid adenoma. Regardless of bx. there is a 40% chance that such a lesion co ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Likely benign: Cystic hypoechoic nodule is usually benign particularly without solid components.However some malignant tumors have cystic components. 0.2mm growth in ... Read More
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