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A 42-year-old female asked:

i have a lump on my thyroid, i have had a biopsy and it came back clear, he wants to see me in 6 months time. on the same day he did the biopsy he found polyps up my nose which i have now had out, but what is the chance of this lump becoming cancerous, i

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Majority are not : You have most accepted correct fallow up by your doctor, majority of thyroid nodules are not malignant , see your doctor in 6 months for revaluation, don't worry too much.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Most likely benign: Thyroid nodules are common. Over 95% of them are not cancerous. They are slow growing. As long as you follow up with your doctor, no worries.

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