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Doctor insights on: Calcification Of Thyroid

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Does calcification of thyroid nodules mean cancer?

No: But in the setting of a solid nodule they are a marker for possible cancer and often lead to needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

It could...: As mentioned, there are both benign and malignant causes of calcifications within the thyroid. A biopsy of the nodule should be able to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

No: However, certain patterns of calcification raise the risk that a nodule could be malignant. When in doubt, needle biopsy is advised. ...Read more

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Does calcification in thyroid nodules mean that you have cancer?

Does calcification in thyroid nodules mean that you have cancer?

It depends: It depends upon the pattern of the calcification. "eggshell" calcification, where there is a thin calcific rim around the the nodule is not associated with an increased risk of cancer, while "microcalcifications" inside the nodule are associated with a much higher risk of cancer, 50-100%, compared to 5% for nodules in general. ...Read more

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Ct shows slightly enlarged mediastinal node. What is best way to rule out malignancy. Stage 2B bc diagnosis 4/13. Calcifications on thyroid. Cysts on liver?

Ct shows slightly enlarged mediastinal node. What is best way to rule out malignancy. Stage 2B bc diagnosis 4/13. Calcifications on thyroid. Cysts on liver?

See Endo and Oncolog: You report calcifications in the thyroid. This should be evaluated by and endocrinologist. If small (micro) calcifications it is more concerning and given h/o breast cancer should be evaluated by your oncologist to make sure not a recurrence. Imaging can help and depending on site of lymph node biopsy might be possible for more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a description ...Read more

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What does calcification of of thyroid tumour mean?

it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more

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Subcentimeter hypodense nodule on left thyroid lobe with coarse focus of calcification---subcentimeter left thyroid nodule.Non-specific in nature.

Thyroid nodules: Most nodules less than 1 cm are not concerning and can be monitored with periodic ultrasounds. Some features such as calcification may heighten concern. Much more information is necessary in your situation. Is there family history of thyroid cancer, personal history of hyper or hypothyroidism, and radiation exposure? You need to discuss this with an endocrinologist and arrange a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more