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Is a heterogeneous thyroid nodule cancerous

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possibly: Each thyroid nodule has an approx. 5% chance of malignancy, thus a heterogenous could be cancerous. Looking at it the other way, a heterogenous nodul ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily...: There are many factors that help to gauge one's suspicion of a thyroid nodule being cancerous or not: is the lesion growing or stable? Is it heterog ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Seigel
12 years experience Endocrinology
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Lots of nodules are heterogeneous and lots of those are benign. In fact most of them are benign.

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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Thyroid nodules are mostly ( 80-90%) benign . But it depends on their size and rate of change(growth in their size). A repeat Ultrasound study of your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Most likely is benign lesion but for definitive diagnosis you should have biopsy.
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Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Thyroid: Its highly unlikely to be cancer. The odds favor this being a thyroglossal duct cyst. Pts often present at you age. You don't say where exactly your m ... Read More
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A 34-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 33-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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nodule: If no size change, probably benign. More concern if microcalcifications seen on US
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Suspicious: You should be guided by an endocrinologist as to further testing which will include a fna biopsy. Sometimes it is just best to remove a solid nodule o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, some: You need to see an endocrinologist.. Who would likely do a fine needle aspiration(fna) biopsy. Thyroid cancer needs to be ruled out by further testing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
11 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Thyroid nodules are a fairly common finding. In the setting of a normal tsh, an fna is the appropriate next step. The good news is the very large majo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends: She should have an ultrasound an needle biopsy. Calcium in nodules can be associated with cancer. Best to have it evaluated.
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