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Is there a need to remove a thyroid cancer nodule of less than 2 CM in diameter or can it be treated naturally? Thanks

Is there a need to remove a thyroid cancer nodule of less than 2 CM in diameter or can it be treated naturally? Thanks

Cancer: In my opinion, and the vast majority of Medical professionals,...it is best to have Cancers removed more definitively, through approved and recommended procedures. Once removed, then natural remedies can be undertaken to stay healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Why do thyroid cancers form nodules?

Why do thyroid cancers form nodules?

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

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I have 20% thyroid cancer in left nodule it remove already i I'm cancer free now or we need to remove the right thyroid also thx ?

I have 20% thyroid cancer in left nodule it remove already i I'm cancer free now or we need to remove the right thyroid also thx ?

Please clarify: Hi. We don't grade thyroid cancer by percentage of a nodule involved. If you have thyroid cancer, you have it. If the cancer was a microfocus, it can be ignored. If the nodule was cancer, depending on nodule size, you may need a completion thyroidectomy followed by 131-iodine therapy. That landscape is somewhat in transition. Speak with an experienced endocrinologist who can see path report. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Varies: The likelihood of a thyroid nodule being cancer is about 10-20%. The incidence is higher with prior history of radiation (20-40%) and in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia. ...Read more

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Do growing thyroid nodules equal cancer? I have 2 that have increased in size. The largest measured 1.9x1.7cm in oct. Now 2.6x2.7cm. Worried...

Do growing thyroid nodules equal cancer? I have 2 that have increased in size. The largest measured 1.9x1.7cm in oct. Now 2.6x2.7cm.  Worried...

No: If the nodule changes in size, then you should see your doctor and obtain a fine needle aspiration for a diagnosis of the nodules. The change in size, in of itself, does not mean it's malignant. ...Read more

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Is there a greater chance of cancer in thyroid nodules in men? Mine is dominate, solid, homogeneous, and hypervastic measuring over 1cm on US.

Yes: Studies have demonstrated that thyroid nodules are twice as common among women than men. However, nodules in men are relatively more likely to be malignant. Risk of a malignant nodule is greater too if the patient is older than 60 years of age or less than 15 years old. ...Read more

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Unable to determine from a needle asp. If I have cancer in thyroid nodule. Whats next step?

Unable to determine from a needle asp. If I have cancer in thyroid nodule. Whats next step?

Options: You could rebiopsy. Maybe this time, also send out one tube for gene expression (molecular cytopath) to aid in the diagnosis. You could also go for surgery with biopsy taken while under anesthesia (frozen section) and proceed with total thyroidectomy if the intraoperative biopsy showed cancer. You could follow closely with ultrasound and rebiopsy if changes are seen with the nodule... ...Read more

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What percentage of heterogeneous, complex peripherally vascular thyroid nodules are cancer?

It depends: Thyroid nodules are mostly ( 80-90%) benign . But it depends on their size and rate of change(growth in their size). A repeat Ultrasound study of your Thyroid should be done(I am sure your doctor must have advised you to do so)) in 6 to 12 months time to reassess for any growth in the nodules in your Thyroid. ...Read more

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Does calcification of thyroid nodules mean cancer?

No: But in the setting of a solid nodule they are a marker for possible cancer and often lead to needle biopsy. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more