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Morgantown, WV
A 41-year-old female asked:

Pap thyroid cancer size 7.5mm & invasive ductal breast cancer. ent said should be ok to remove right half of thyroid only. opinions?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
That's fine: If a thyroid lesion is small and there are no nodes palpable and lesion is central in the lobe with a clean isthmus, the chance after a lobectomy of a new lesion forming is about 7%. A hemithyroidectomy here would be fine.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2014

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