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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have a 0.413 x 0.546cm hypoechoic nodule on my thyroid , should i get a biopsy? should i be worried about cancer?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Get further eval: A biopsy is reasonable. If it is cancer, it is likely very early and curable.
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Depends: If you have a history of thyroid cancer in the family, consider a biopsy. Research shows that nodules of this size, that are found on ultrasound but not felt by patient are rarely cancer, you can get follow up u/s in a year. If you are hyperthyroid, a nuclear me scan can make sure that it is not because of the nodule.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2013

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