A 42-year-old female asked:
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had lump on thyroid biopsy came back ok. another lump came up within 3 weeks now had partial thyroidectomy. what's the chance new lump is cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not high: Off course the risk for someone to develop cancer will depend on different things like your personal history, your family history, history of radiation the neck area, environmental exposure etc. Majority of the thyroid nodule is benign. The risk for thyroid nodule to become cancerous is only about 5-10%. Discuss further with your doctor.
Answered on Dec 7, 2012
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