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Thyroid Cancers Nodules
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 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
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
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
Can a neck MRI show thyroid nodules/cancer? Enlarged thyroid, upcoming routine MRI for ms... Could the test look at both issues?
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...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can fna of thyroid nodule spread cancer if malignant? Also 6mm suspicious finding. Would that require surgery or observation? No thyroid issues.
Depends on pathology: Needle aspiration theoretically can spread cancer, usually breast or liver cancer. Thyroid, no data but possible. Did you have a suspicious finding on a biopsy? Meaning that a pathologist looked at the biospy under a microscope and thought the cells were suspicious for cancer. Normally a 6 mm nodule would be low risk and could be observed. How was the size determined? Suspicious cells = surgery. ...Read more
My fna biopsy showed papillary thyroid cancer. The left andright nodules are 5mm and 7mm. A us of left nodule shows likely capsular invasion. Can metastasis happen?
Common: Papillary thyroid cancers commonly metastasize to neck lymph nodes, but these tend to be less significant than they are for other types of cancer. Papillary thyroid cancer, with or without meatastasis, has an excellent prognosis with proper surgical treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 grandmother had thyroid cancer. Does this increase the chances of my nodule being or becoming cancerous?
If all your thyroid tests come out negative and you have nodules, is it possible you could have thyroid cancer?
Unlikely: Thyroid nodules are very common and most of them (95%) are not cancerous. Depending on how big and what they look like on the ultrasound, you might need a biopsy. Talk to your doc about your options. At the very least, don't poo poo them. Get another ultrasound in 1 year to monitor for changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good diagnosis technique papillary cancer?
Start w/the basics: A better question is: how do you diagnose a thyroid mass? Since 99% of thyroid masses are benign, you wouldn't start out by looking for one type of tumor. Feel the neck and observe for multiple lumps. Go to an ultrasound to check out the fluicd content (suggesting cysts). If it appears to be a solid mass, go for either a nuclear scan or a needle biopsy. Open biopsy or surgery comes last. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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