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Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Can Be Detected By Ultrasound
Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound? Is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both. Would the radiologist be able to tell?
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid
Resolution of U/S: Hi. Like all imaging modalities, there is a limit to what you can see with U/S looking at the thyroid. All cancers begin as a single cell gone bad that clonal expands (bear in mind possibility of multiple independent foci of MTC such as in MEN2's and FMTC), so at some point in their infancy, all MTC cancers are below the limit of resolution on U/S. Once nodules are biopsiable, FNA helps evaluate. ...Read more
It depends: There are many factors which affect a given nodule's risk of being a thyroid cancer. These include size, and other features visible on us (ultrasound) and patient age. Because women have many more being benign thyroid nodules than men, the risk for any one nodule is higher in a man. For a typical 1-2 centimeter (1/2-3/4 inch), that risk might be about 4% in a woman, or about 8% in a man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had my thyroid removed related to cancer. Current ultrasound read "no significant residual thyroid tissue identified" should any tissue be remaining?
Not with ablation: Sometimes microscopic tissue remains and usually is detected by scanning with i123 or i131, radio tracers, that are taken up by thyroid tissue. Usually with cancer no tissue is desired and is usually destroyed by combination of surgery and radio iodine therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Solid thyroid masses that are large, have characteristic internal calcifications, irregular borders, increased blood flow on doppler ultrasound, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the area are generally concerning for malignancy. However, when we biopsy these nodules with a needle most turn out benign. ...Read more
Pretty good: The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid. Then, if the areas are suspicious enough, you may undergo a biopsy where a needle is placed into the thyroid area and samples are examined under a microscope to see if you have thyroid cancer or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thyroids are enlarged. My labs and ultrasound are normal, however now there is a dull pain. I'm 28. Should I worry about cancer?
I had ultrasound done on my thyroid. Nurse said that I have a 3.8cm mass , she also said cyst but isn't sure hypo eccentric. Could it be cancer?
Wait: And get the final findings from the radiologist, not the nurse or technician doing the ultrasound. Confirm the size is in cm and not mm. Thyroid cysts are generally benign. See your doctor who ordered the test to follow up with the final radiologist's report ; their recommendations for possible treatments. ...Read more
This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more
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