A 34-year-old female asked:
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Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hard to say: Certainly nodes that are enlarging would be a cause for concern and likely further workup. US is not very good at characterizing benign vs malignant thyroid or lymph tissue; consult with your endocrinologist or surgeon, as a biopsy of one or more nodes could be in order.
Answered on Aug 28, 2014
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