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Is Uninodular Goiter Cancer
A nodule: Hi. A non-toxic uninodular goiter means you have a nodule in the thyroid that is NOT autonomously over-producing thyroid hormone. There is a risk the nodule is a thyroid cancer, so your doctor will probably send you to an endocrinologist to get a fine needle aspiration biopsy. If the nodule is benign, you leave it alone; if it's cancer, you head down that path (most are benign). Good luck. ...Read more
Goiter: Goiter is simple enlargement of the thyroid gland. Most often, it's due to insufficient dietary iodine or familial inheritance. Non-toxic means that you are not producing an abnormal amount of thyroid hormone. Uninodular would specifically mean that you have a single nodule within the thyroid. Usually a solitary nodule should be evaluated with needle biopsy or followed closely with ultrasound. ...Read more
I just got results from a thyroid uptake scan it says they found a toxic uninodular goiter and unspecified goiter I also have itp is there a connection and what exactly is a toxic uninodular goiter also my thyroid is enlarge
Get thyroid labs: You most likely already have your thyroid levels checked. If not, you need to get thyroid labs drawn. From the uptake and scan above, your TSH should be low, which indicates hyperthyroidism. The treatment is 1)antithyroid drug, 2)i-131 ablation, 3)surgery. With itp, maybe hold off on surgery for now. Please discuss all of this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 2cm complex cyctic multinodule goiter on my right thyroid and a 4 CM one on my left side no calcifications what are the chances its cancer ?
Cancer risk: Each nodule has a 5% chance of cancer. Your nodules are large and should be evaluated (biopsy). Keep in mind that the bigger the nodule, the higher the risk that the biopsy will come back negative (benign) although the cancer is still there (false negative). You are very young and if the nodules are causing some compressive symptoms now, surgery might be a good option for you. ...Read more
Is it possible to have something wrong with your thyroid like nodules, goiter or cancer if blood tests show thyroid levels are ok?
My doctor wants to watch the isthmus nodule that came bk atypical benign foll cells...Its 2.7 with goiter..I want all out not wait for cancer...Help?
Find another doctor: You can always look and find another doctor/specialist who can get it removed. When in doubt, seek a second medical opinion! ...Read more
Yes: Thyroid cancers especially in adults must be resected. Younger patients do better even if tumor has spread to nodes. Goiters getting large can obstruct the breathing passages and may need surgery, but a small solitary adenoma of the thyroid that is benign but cold in terms of isotope uptake should be removed because of the high conversion rate to malignancy over time. ...Read more
Not likely: There are several possible explanations for hyperthyroidism + goiter. At age 35, the most common cause is graves' disease, not a cancerous condition. Sometimes hyper is caused by multiple thyroid nodules. In that case, we do a iodine thyroid scan to identify nodules causing the hyper (hot nodules) and nodules not causing it (cold). Cold nodules can be cancerous, but not very often. ...Read more
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