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Is Stellate Nodule Cancer
A CT finding of a, stellate 1.6 x 1.1 CM subpleural right anterior segment upper lobe nodule is present. Additional 2mm middle lobe nodule is cancer?
The right upper lobe nodule sounds most suspicious and may require some sort of biopsy to be sure. Comparison with any older imaging studies might add more information. The 2mm nodule is too small to assess and would likely be put under surveillance.
Hope things work out for the best. ...Read more
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
I went fr a scan on my thyrroid and they found a 4cm nodule I am waiting to see someone for it but what is my chance of cancer?
My thyroglobulin levels are 999 I'm on medication, does that mean presence of cancer? I have nodules but when checked 2012 they shrunk.
Hi, have u been diagnosed with Thyroid cancer before and u have been treated for it? If thats the case then the level of Thyroglobulin should be undetectable in the blood,
if not why did ur doctor decide to check ur Tg? I think you should get a neck ultrasound, plz talk to ur Endocrine doctor. ...Read more
Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now
My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?
Hav 6 nodule. Dr saz bigest 9 mm if grows to 10 - 5% chance cancer. This bad? Y dos he change my US from 1 to 2 years then? What happen if go to 10?
Nodules: i assume you are discussing thyroid nodules. They usually biopsy when > 10 mm, but can have cancer in smaller nodules. I would recommend second opinion and biopsy. Thyroid cancer is very amenable to surgery . i would not wait 10 years because if it is cancer it will be at stage III or IV out of the thyroid and into surrounding tissues by then if your area has radon more likely cancer ...Read more
Can 8 mm nodule be of cancer, if so how long does it take for it to go double or to point of danger, thanks?
Probably not: For a 39 year old, this is probably benign unless you have a long smoking history. Would follow it with a ct in 3-6 months to ensure no growth. ...Read more
I have a 8mm polmonary nodule they not sure what it is..can it become cancer in weeks to the point it cant be fixed?
Not clear: "mural nodules" is not a specific term. In order to evaluate your question, i need more information. For instance: in what organ are the mural nodules? How were they identified? Were they biopsied? Are they growing? Multiplying? Causing any problems? Are they associated with any other health condition? Making a diagnosis (especially cancer diagnosis) requires a great deal of information. ...Read more
Go for FNA: I hope you are talking about thyroid nodule. Hypoechoic or hyperechoic how sound wave is reflecting in thyroid tissue. Hypoechoic will have higher incidence of cancer you should have simple painless fine needle aspiration biopsy. Even if it is ca highly curable especially young age.Do not worry and go for it I am sure your doctor already advised you. ...Read more
Not necessarily: We need a little more information to answer this. Are you referring to nodules outside the organ of origin or smaller nodules near the tumor in the organ of origin. In the former situation, this implies spread via the circulation; in the latter situation, these "satellite" nodules grow by direct extension from the tumor. ...Read more
If you have a heterogeneous complex increasing vascular nodule 3.0cm should I worry about it being cancer?
I have a 2.7 CM complex solid nodule with coarsened calcifications in the midpole with mild intranodular flow...could this be cancer?
Possible: Not sure of the area, please follow-up with your doctor ...Read more
Hav 9mm thyrod nodule. Dr saz if go 10mm -5 % chance cancer. Hav US in anothr yr. 5% bad? Shud i be concernd? Tell family?. Can risk be more than 5%?
What does "very hypoechoic nodules with increased vascularity" mean? Is that indicative of cancer? Nodules are not 1cm.The larger one is 0.40cm x 19cm
Nodule: Hypoechoic generally means that the lesion is more likely to be cystic (contains fluid), however, increased vascularity is concerning. depending on the history, location and presence of other symptoms fine needle aspiration for cytological analysis or a biopsy should be considered. Watch for alternative points of view from other physicians ...Read more
Had a total thyroidectomy last wk due to indeterminante nodule.1 pathology say cancer other say its not its being pass to other pathology who believe?
Thyroid Nodules: Most common thyroid cancer is papillary, followed by follicular and much less commonly medullary and rarely Anaplastic. The pathologist needs the entire specimen for proper determination and not just needle aspiration or "biopsy". You need to speak to your doctor and if the reading on the thyroidectomy is in doubt, then it needs to be sent for another opinion, possibly consult AFIP. ...Read more
2mm subpleural nodule in peripheral left base. Dr said 1 yr follow up. Report didn't have detail. Past smoker, quit 4 yrs ago. What's chance of cancer?
I had a biopsy done in march. This was for a nodule on my isthemus. It was not cancer. However I have been having pain when bending my neck down and lifting it up. In the area. ?
Scar tissue?: My guess is you mean the isthmus of the thyroid. Obviously it's been quite a while since the biopsy was done however scar tissue can occur which is tougher and less resilient than normal tissue. This can bind surrounding tissue like tight strings. Consider a follow-up evaluation with your surgeon to see if there's any exercises or local massage that might loosen things up. ...Read more
Cell growth: Nodules are another word for a mass. Cancers generally form masses. About 20% of the population have thyroid nodules at some point during their lives. About 70% are benign; of the remaining 30%, 80% are papillary thyroid carcinoma, which is a very low aggressive form of cancer to have. Follicular, medullary and undifferentiated carcinoma make up the rest, with some rare types. ...Read more
Yes and no: When mets develop and defined as a lesion in lung, liver etc it is a pure lesion composed of the cancer. Some nodues are metastatic lymph nodes where the node has been replaced to some degree by tumor. In other cases a nodule may be an associated inflammatory condition or a lesion replaced by fibrous tissue after a chem response. Bx is essential for determining diagnosis and significance. ...Read more
Size and growth rate: Lung nodules in the lung — are quite common. They appear as round, white shadows on a chest x-ray or computerized tomography (ct) scan. They're usually about .2 inch to 1 inch in size. A nodule that's 25 mm or larger, is more likely to be cancerous than is a smaller one. If prior image is available comparing sizes to assess the rate of growth will help. Cancer grows faster. ...Read more
50%: A non calcified lung nodule has a 50%risk of being cancer.Diagnosis of cancer is made by pathologist on a microscopic slide of a significant biopsy size. Removal of the whole nodule provides the pathologist with adecuate specimen. Needle biopsy of a lung cancer will miss the diagnosis half the time. So if it is cancer by needle bx it is.Otherwise undiagnostic. ...Read more
Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat scan of your chest, depending on the size, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or look ominous enough to warrant a biopsy. What to do about nodules also depends on your risk for lung cancer, i.e., were/are you a smoker, etc. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: Not all thyroid nodules are cancer. In fact, most nodules found in the thyroid are not cancer, they are either hyperplastic nodules (goiter) or benign lesions (adenoma). Those types of nodules can be large, but they do not "become" cancer, they are benign. In order to know if it is benign or a thyroid cancer, the nodule has to be sampled by FNA or excision, and examined by pathologist ...Read more
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