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can a hot or cold nodule be determined after it is surgically removed?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pathology will tell: Whether a nodule is hot or cold has to do with how much iodine it takes up on a thyroid scan. Once this nodule is removed, pathology will be performed on it to see if it is a cancerous growth or not. The hot or cold nodule only refers to how the uptake is on the scan.

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