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Can A Malignant Thyroid Nodule Grow Quickly
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
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
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
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
If one-4 cm and two tiny benign thyroid nodules were removed 11 years ago, what are chances new nodules are malignant?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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?
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