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what does hypoechoic nodules of the thyroid mean does it mean cancer

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: Most thyroid nodules are benign. However, there are various imaging/clinical features that help determine the probability that a particular nodule mi ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: All thyroid nodules need to have a fine needle aspiration biopsy. Ten percent of thyroid nodules are cancer.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid nodules: Yes, that is true. Sometimes a nuclear thyroid scan is helpful to determine hot (benign) nodules vs cold (sometimes malignant) nodules. I'm sure you ... Read More
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Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Size?: It is correct that in younger people thyroid nodules are benign, however, us is not very good at ruling out malignancy. Close follow up of the nodule ... Read More
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A 24-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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly : get a fine needle aspiration biopsy
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid nodules: Have ultrasound guiding needle biopsy.
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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Lymph nodes: Your doctor is likely surveying for the presence of enlarged worrisome lymph nodes, but the fact that they're small, uniform and lacking vasculature a ... Read More
A 24-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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It is usually benign: The risk for a thyroid nodule to be cancerous actually is only 5-6%- and majority of thyroid nodule is benign. Having said that, the risk of developi ... Read More
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