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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?
Could Be: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
My sister might have a nodule on her thyroid. Which might b cancer. What can b done to fix it. And what r some longterm effects that can happen?
Surgery: Patients with thryoid nodule cytology results suggesting cancer or suspicious for cancer should be referred for surgery. The most common postoperative complications of thyroidectomy include recurrent laryngeal nerve damage, hypoparathyroidism (from parathryoid gland damage or loss), and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). If a thyroidectomy is done, lifelong thyroxine replacement will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Slow growing nodule over several years period- is obviously less worrisome than something that grows rapidly over months. That makes it less urgent for doing something like surgery. Continued observation would be a valid option as well-so long as you are monitored regularly with sonogram for instance. I suggest you to discuss this matter with your doctor - surveillance vs. More agressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you survive for a time without thyroid medication if you only have 25% of the left side of a thyroid left? Lost due to nodules and not cancer.
Yes: Normal metabolic function is controlled for by thyroxin expressed by the thyroid gland. If one has had a partial thyroid resection leaving an entrie rt. lobe, that should be sufficient to handle thyroid needs. To have an additional 25% from the left lobe is more than sufficient. In addition the remaining thryoid tissue is being stimulated by the pituitary and should produce enough needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Cancer shrunk: If this was a small skin cancer it might be a reasonable choice. Some basal cell cancers shrink when biopsied as the patient's immune system seems to pick them up and starts trying to destroy the remaining disease. This is the riskier choice in this case as the cancer might return, but they do not all return. I wouldn't do this "watch and wait" with many other types of cancer though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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