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Thyroid Nodules Cancerous Synthroid
Are thyroid nodules more or less likely to be cancerous when one has been taking Synthroid for 20 years?
Depends: If autoimmune thyroiditis is the reason you are hypothyroid, then there is about a 3 fold increase in risk for developing thyroid cancer over those who don't have anti thyroid antibodies. Having said that, thyroid cancer is still relatively uncommon despite a growing incidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: There is a slight increased risk of thyroid cancer in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis, the most common cause of hypothyroidism. If the nodule(s) have been stable for 20 years, they are unlikely to be cancerous. Any new nodules are assumed to be suspicious and should have an ultrasound and possibly a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid nodules on left and right side. Fna showed papillary cancer. Synthroid 50mcg/day. Nodules dicresed since 4/2012. Okay to wait 6 mo. For surg?
I'm confused aftr readng!.Have thyroid nodules.Ws on synthroid.10 yrs later, diff.Dr took off syn. Ok for no treatment w/nodules dr.Rarely ultrasnds?
Evolving knowledge: In the past it is not uncommon for people with thyroid nodules to be started on levothyroxine supplementation. The logic was high dose thyroxine would keep the nodule from growing. Studies have failed to prove this and most endocrinologists gave up the practice of prescribing levothyroxine suppression for thyroid nodules. Most thyroid nodules are benign(>95%) , long history is reassuring in ur cas. ...Read more
Only occassionally: While almost all thyroid cancers are cold, so are most benign nodules. If the nodule is hot, it is extremely rare for it to be cancer. If it is cold and looks suspicious on an ultrasound performed or at least interpreted by a very experienced clinician, it should be biopsied to see if surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not all thyroid nodules are cancerous. Depending on the evaluation which includes lab testing and radiologic tests, thyroid nodules can be determined fairly accurately as to whether they are cancerous or not cancerous. However, it is possible that surgery might be required in order to fully assess the nature of a thyroid nodule. Please see your doctor for the proper evaluation. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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