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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have a 4.4cmx3.5cmx1.1cm solid thyroid nodule. the report read "microcalcifications" and "hypervascular". what is the likelihood that it is cancer?

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Thyroid nodule: The incidence of thyroid cancer in a thyroid nodule is less than 7%. By ultrasound alone can not make the diagnosis, most of the time it is not well described all the details of the tumor or may not be available on the scan. You need a tissue diagnosis through a needle biopsy. Talk to your endocrinologist
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Needs Biopsy: Thyroid nodule with microcalcification&hypervascularity have a likelihood of being Cancerous in about approx 5.3 % of cases according to literature.Ask your endocrinologist for Biopsy We really need other teatures like irregular or regular border,Pattern of calcifications like few few or snowstorm parttern,minimal or high internal flow These are other features taken into account to prediction
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Last updated Jun 1, 2017

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