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Can A Benign Thyroid Nodule Become Malignant Later On
Well...: A thyroid nodule is technically not "benign" unless it's surgically removed and the pathologist found no cancer in the specimen. A nodule that is still in your neck could still be cancerous despite a "benign" biopsy because not all of the nodule is cancerous. Sometime it's just a speck that is cancerous and was missed during the biopsy. That's why it's important to continue to follow the nodule. ...Read more
Not likely: Benign thyroid nodules almost always remain that way. The more likely instance is that a malignant nodule grew within the benign nodule (more likely when the benign nodule is large). These are usually examined on ultrasound and biopsies via fine needle aspiration or core biopsy. Read more about it here: http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ultrasound-guided-biopsy. Html. ...Read more
Is peripheral vascularity more associated with benign thyroid nodule or malignant? As opposed to intranodular vasc. I have 1.5 cm complex peripheral
There are a number: Of ultrasound features that help determine the probability of malignancy. In general intranodule vascularity is a more suspicious feature, and peripheral vascularity is not, but in and of itself, this feature does not reliably exclude malignancy. ...Read more
If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?
Not the best questn: Your better question is what steps to you need to take to increase you chance of survival with this process. Close and honest discussions with your treatment team can provide you the best answers. ...Read more
What are the chances a 4mm thyroid nodule with microcalcifications present is malignant? What are the cure and survival rates for a 29 y. O. Male?
Is a heterogeneously hypoechonic nodule 1.4x1.1x1.1cm thyroid nodule with microlobulated margins with no calcifications is a possible malignant one?
No definite answer.: There's no way to know from an ultrasound whether a thyroid nodule is malignant or benign. Don't be fooled by Radiologist - all imaging is limited in its ability to diagnose these conditions. The only way to tell for certain about malignancy is to undergo a biopsy. In the mean time, an iodine uptake-and-scan could help. You'll need blood tests & the help of an endocrinologist as well. Use HT Prime ...Read more
Why is it that a higher percentage of thyroid nodules are malignant in children? Does it have anything to do with symptomatic children being scanned?
Percentage of thyroid nodules with microcalcification who had radiation as child that is malignant?
Is single solid thyroid nodule more/less likely to be malignant in presence of just-id'd suppressed tsh, slightly elevated free t3/free t4, tsi of 313?
Us says I have a 8 mm solid hypoechoic thyroid nodule with scattered, small cervical nonspecific lymph nodes. What chance is it malignant & it spread?
I have a malignant thyroid nodule (papillary) right next to my carotid artery. What risks are there?
Minimal: The thyroid gland lives near the jugular vein and carotid artery but those are rarely at risk. Generally total thyroidectomy with I-131 is curative most of the time. The most common risks are to the voice box nerves and calcium glands next to the thyroid. Long term surveillance is appropriate. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?
Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the best option. By the way, why are you taking generic T4 an Armour Thyroid together? There is no way to monitor the dosage properly as the lab tests will be unreliable. Brand name T4 is better, safer and more reliable. ...Read more
Pathology cytology report of Left thyroid biopsy says NO malignant cells... changes suggestive of Colloid nodule/ nodular Goiter. What's next?
MNG + cyst: Hello ~ this is a nodule in MNG (multi-nodular goitre). Previously thought to have no risk of Ca and DOMINANT nodule to have 1% risk and solitary nodule 10% risk. Retrospective studies now show up to 13.7% risk of cancer overall in MNG. That's high. I would see a surgeon to discuss if this warrants thyroidectomy. Thanks ...Read more
Not 100%: If the nodule is still in your neck, there is no way to know that it is 100% benign. Even if you had a biopsy before and it came back benign, there is still a chance that the spot of cancer was missed during the first biopsy. This is why we don't "poo poo" it away after 1 biopsy but continue to follow the thyroid nodule to monitor for size changes. All said, the risk of cancer is very small. ...Read more
I have a benign thyroid nodule. I have an appointment withthe endocrinologist in three weeks. I have swelling in my body, severe muscle and body pain and discomfort in chest. What are my options?
I have several thyroid nodules and had the smallest biopsied. It is benign. Does that mean all the others are too?
Nodules: Not really - they should have biopsied a few more for completeness and we would all be satisfied. ...Read more
What can I do if my thyroid nodule in my neck biospy came back bengin is there anything to worry about?
Needle or Surgical?: Was the biopsy a needle biopsy or an excisional surgical biopsy? If surgical, then the nodule was removed and it is benign and you probably have little to worry about. If a needle biospy then you need to know if there was adequate tissue for diagnosis. If not, then you can't be sure there is nothing there. Sometimes a repeat biopsy is suggested or a followup sonogram of the nodule. ...Read more
Post-inflammatory node on my neck. Growing thyroid nodule that was previously ruled benign. What to do?
Consider re-biopsy: Benign nodules can grow just like malignant ones. Just because it is larger does not necessarily mean it is bad, but one should consider re-biopsy to verify that it is benign. Studies show that about 3-5% of nodules with benign pathology reports, are malignant on further testing. ...Read more
How often do I need to schedule an Ultrasound for my Thyroid nodule? Each year? So far I've had two over two years, and it was small and benign
Yearly is sufficient: Yearly is sufficient. If the lesion remains stable in size, three years in a row, you may reduce the frequency in consultation with your doctor. ...Read more
Need further eval: The low TSH needs to be addressed as it can cause problems for you. In the presence of thyroid nodules, you will need a thyroid uptake and scan to make sure the nodules are not producing too much thyroid hormones. Treatment then would be antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery. You should not be doing nothing with a low tsh. ...Read more
I saw 25 doctors for a 3mm thyroid nodule-- every dr said the same thing - benign. But I couldn't stop going to appts. What's wrong with me?
Somatoform illness: You may be suffering from a type of somatoform disorder known as hypochondriasis, which involves excessive worry about having a serious illness. It might help to discuss your worries and anxiety with a therapist to help you understand the reasons for your concerns and help you to cope better with your persistent fears if medical workups have all been negative. ...Read more
Finding thyroid expert? Reading tells me large percentage of thyroid/nodules removed are benign. Medical papers refer to finding needle in haystack.
Cancer < 5%: Thyroid nodules are very common, especially as we get older. You are correct, most thyroid nodules removed are benign. There is a small risk of cancer in most nodules, but the risk goes up with significant medically history, like family history of thyroid cancer or history of neck radiation. ...Read more
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