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Microcalcifications thyroid ultrasound mean cancer

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Pretty good: The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid. Then, if the areas a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not: Shows features of the nodules. Need biopsy to see if cancerous. Easy test. I perform hundreds of these biopsies a year.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Multinodular thyroid: The most common cause of your ultrasound finding is a multinodular goiter. Majority of time these are benign and the thyroid will have normal function ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Probably not: Your doctor may order an ultrasound guided biopsy to be sure.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Low: Thyroid nodules are common. More than 80% are benign. Yet they require follow up with serial ultrasounds as advised by your doctor. Most patients do f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid cancer: Hello. Unfortunately cancer of the thyroid will not show up on an ultrasound. A nodule or a growth in the thyroid can be seen and identified. A tissue ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Darker than normal: Ultrasound shows differences in density of thyroid nodules. They many times seem darkerthan normal thyoid tissue. Sometimes you can see increased amou ... Read More
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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
31 years experience Phlebology
Endocrine surgeon: Best to see an endocrine surgeon who will do fine needle aspiration under ultrasound and the start the work up by seeing what the FNA results show. Ma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Possible cancer: With your description cancer is a possibility but by no means certain. Where is the lymphadenopathy? An imaging study with biopsy is what is needed h ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes: A CRI and or nuclear scan are much more reliable for the detection of small tumors; however, for general screening, the ultrasound will certainly suff ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Afirma: You need a repeat biopsy with an afirma assay to screen more critically for possible malignancy. Surgery may be necessary if worrisome changes on ultr ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Hypoechoic: Hypo in ultrasound refers to hypoechoic -- meaning low density. The signicance varies by the rest of the description of the ultrasound.

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