A 42-year-old member asked:
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Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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