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Is A Lump Or Nodule On A Thyroid Usually Cancerous
It is usually benign: No. The risk for a thyroid nodule to be canerous actually is only 5-6%- majority is benign. If you have a nodule on the thyroid, you should follow up with your doctor and serial ultrasound for thyroid nodule perhaps is necessary to be done, and biopsy can be done if thyroid nodule looks suspicious. Discuss with your doctor in detail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...Read more
My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?
A 5x5x5mm nodule right upper thyroid no internal flow.Well circumscribed hypoechoic /heterogeneous 1.4x1.4x1.6cm nodule post right.Is the cancerous?
Only occassionally: While almost all thyroid cancers are cold, so are most benign nodules. If the nodule is hot, it is extremely rare for it to be cancer. If it is cold and looks suspicious on an ultrasound performed or at least interpreted by a very experienced clinician, it should be biopsied to see if surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right lobe of thyroid with iso echoic nodules...adenomatous nodules
is it cancerous.... or any chance...
sir wot's does it mean?
I have a large hot noduleon my thyroid with punctate calcifications. I thought hot nodules could not be cancerous. What is the likelihood that it is?
Need to biopsy: There is no definite way to know whether it is a cancer for a benign thyroid nodule without a biopsy. You may proceed with a fine needle aspiration biopsy which is a simple needle insertion which is quick and is only a little pain however many times it will require an open biopsy for definitive diagnosis good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not all thyroid nodules are cancerous. Depending on the evaluation which includes lab testing and radiologic tests, thyroid nodules can be determined fairly accurately as to whether they are cancerous or not cancerous. However, it is possible that surgery might be required in order to fully assess the nature of a thyroid nodule. Please see your doctor for the proper evaluation. ...Read more
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