A 44-year-old member asked:
What is a soft tissue mass in the thyroid?
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Growth in thyroid : Usually benign, not cancer
if small can be monitored over time with palpation, throid ultrasound
if larger or grows over time, fine needle biopsy often recommended
follow-up with endocrinologist.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2015
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