A 38-year-old female asked:
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can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? i had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

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Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes and yes: Both throat and thyroid cancer can spread to the central neck lymph nodes, which are essentially next to the thyroid bed. Smoking and alcohol use will increase your chance of having throat cancer. Given your history of thyroid cancer, this is probably more likely. A thyroid scan or fine needle biopsy of the area can help answer the question, along with checking a serum thyroglobulin.
Answered on Dec 17, 2014
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Dr. Stephanie Lee
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed. This is one of the most common sites for recurrence.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
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