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A 28-year-old female asked:

Thyroidperoxadase 1200 for last year other thyroid blood tests fine, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymph nodes neck pain, cancer?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
No cancer: Thyroid peroxydase is a sign of hashimotos thyroiditis, that has nothing to do with cancer. Lymphoma of the thyroid extremely rare. I would not worry.
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
undefined 38 years experience
This is an inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes, and can produce tenderness of the thyroid and neck with a host of systemic symptoms (like menopause). This should be managed by an endocrinologist. Cancer can occur in a Hashimoto's thyroid as frequently as a normal thyroid but could be overlooked because of the nodularity of the gland.
Oct 14, 2013
Last updated Jul 10, 2020


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