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Afirma thyroid fna analysis molecular analysis by veracyte-papillary cancer. is it any good. i am australian, guess costs for me would be too much?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Pedro Hernandez answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Papillary thyroid. Carinoma is one of the most common in the thyroid in general with good prognosis. Most likely removal of almost all the thyroid(subtotal) is necessary if the cancer is in early stages. Consult with your oncologist for recommendations.

Answered Dec 28, 2016



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Dr. Chakshu Gupta answered

Specializes in Pathology

Fna is an excellent tool for diagnosis of thyroid papillaey carcinoma. Treatment of both positive or suspicious fnas is still surgery. Even if the fna is inconclusive surgery may be needed for cosmetic reasons and definitive diagnosis. I do not use nor recommend this test in my practice at this time.

Answered Sep 3, 2017



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