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Can Thyroid Adenoma Develop Into Carcinoma
No: A true thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor. However, this can only be accurately assessed once it has been removed surgically -- not by fine needle aspiration. There are molecular alterations seen in carcinoma than are not seen in adenoma. However, some of the molecular changes are cumulative, like p53 mutations -- which are expressed in higher frequency in cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Benign vs cancer: Sometimes, especially for follicular lesions, the pathologist cannot predict the behavior. Adenomas can cause trouble by producing hormones; carcinomas can invade other structures and even kill. ...Read more
A benign tumor: Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue. A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Thyroid adenoma is a growth on your thyroid. 95% of these growth are benign (not cancerous) and if it's small (< 1 cm), it typically will not cause any problem. If you have a thyroid adenoma, you should get your thyroid blood test done to make sure the thyroid is still functioning normally. A biopsy can also be done to rule out cancer process in the growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My salivary scan found Sjogren's & a right thyroid adenoma. My TSH is 0.6. Ultrasound referral. Is this adenoma most likely benign and insignificant?
Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?
Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more
Follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma of thyroid, if it's a possible cancer, what is the prognosis? And is radioactive iodine effective treatment?
Follicular CA thyroi: 67 F with follicular disease of thyroid. Ask about is it CA, prognosis, RAI RX? ANS: likely cancer but your team knows you best. RAI. not usually used. Likely need surgery. Tend to run in families so get detailed family tree and inform every first degree relative one Dx is clear. Surgery can cure. ...Read more
In follicular adenoma of thyroid gland , after lobectomy , is ther resk for other remaining lobe to develop follicular carcenoma ?
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the lesion be relatively small and confined to one lobe it is possible to save the other lobe. Ca Dx is made when the adenoma shows evidence of follicular cells breaking the capsule. A second primary occurs in the other lobe in about 5% of patients ...Read more
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