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Thyroid Goiter Malignancy
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 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
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
Is it possible to have something wrong with your thyroid like nodules, goiter or cancer if blood tests show thyroid levels are ok?
Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom
Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more
Multinodular goiter dx. Us biopsy of thyroid- benign. What's the treatment for goiter? history of cancer- can't i just get it removed prophylacticly?
Not necessary: You have a very common benign condition. While removing it "prophylacticly" may seem reasonable every single procedure or operation carries with it significant risk such as bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent structures, etc... So you and your doctors need to weigh the risk and benefit of this procedure. Under the circumstances few would agree to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had endometrial cancer in 9/2012. I have thyroid goiter with nodules, virchow's node, mediastinal and bilateral hilar adenopathy. Could it be thyroid cancer?
Sono showed dominant nodule is a heterogeneous nodule. Evidence of hypoechoic on left and right lobes. Multinodular goiter with all nodules over 1cm. Can this be thyroid cancer.
No: Cancer of the thyroid is rarely ever seen in a moltinodular goiter The malignant lesion starts as a solitary adenoma that is cold on scan. If such a lesion noted, even if benign there is a 30% conversion to carcinoma. It is recommended that all cold solitary nodules be removed and pathology defined at the time of removal, not by needle bx. Goitres that are multinodular are never biopsied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had an MRI, Thyroid Ultrasound and now a CT w/ &w/o contrast. Determination, multinodular goiter. 2 complex one on each side. 1.6cm and 1.3cm..Am I correct in thinking these need to be biopsied? No thyroid cancer in family, but throat cancer, an
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