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U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's?Highwbc, plate?On chance its cancer

U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's?Highwbc, plate?On chance its cancer

Thyroid nodules are: Common. Many people get thyroid nodules and people tend to get more as they get older. The majority (90-95%) are not cancer. Addison's is a problem with adrenal insufficiency and low cortisol levels and unrelated to thyroid nodules. ...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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Might a benign thyroid nodule someday become a cancer?

Might a benign thyroid nodule someday become a cancer?

Not 100%: If the nodule is still in your neck, there is no way to know that it is 100% benign. Even if you had a biopsy before and it came back benign, there is still a chance that the spot of cancer was missed during the first biopsy. This is why we don't "poo poo" it away after 1 biopsy but continue to follow the thyroid nodule to monitor for size changes. All said, the risk of cancer is very small. ...Read more

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If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?

If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?

No: Each thyroid nodule only has a apprx 5% chance of cancer. Most of the time, they are just growth and not cancerous. ...Read more

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Is my complex thyroid nodule taller than wide? It's 12 mm x 6 mm x 5 mm? Does this mean cancer?

Is my complex thyroid nodule taller than wide? It's 12 mm x 6 mm x 5 mm? Does this mean cancer?

In order: to determine whether the nodule is taller than wide, you need to specify the orientation of those measurements: Anterior-posterior(AP), transverese(T), and longitudinal. If the AP/T ratio is greater than 1, the nodule is taller than wide. An A/P >1 does not necessarily mean cancer, but along with other features, may indicate the need for FNA biopsy. ...Read more

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If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule but it remove already it's possible all of your body have a cancer now feb nxt year ?

If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule  but it remove already it's possible all of your body have a cancer now feb nxt year ?

What are you asking?: Where did you hear about "20% cancer"? I'm a pathologist and that means nothing to me. The nodule's gone. Most of these never come back. If they do, they're usually pokey and manageable. You're not going to become a cancer cripple any time soon. Truth is, you need to have a talk with your physicians -- they may assume you know things about which you still have questions. Ask away. ...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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If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule but it remove already and the right it remove also it's possible all of your body have a cancer now?

If you have 20% cancer in your thyroid nodule  but it remove already and the right it remove also it's possible all of your body have a cancer now?

Yes, it's possible: After you have been diagnosed with a cancer, it is possible that it can spread anywhere in your body. Much would depend on if your primary tumor is aggressive. I do not suspect it is likely, but a bone scan or CT could and should be performed to check for possible metastasis ...Read more

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Do thyroid nodules grow into cancer?

Do thyroid nodules grow into cancer?

Sometimes: The diagnosis of thyroid cancer is generally made by biopsying a thyroid nodule, but most nodules are not cancerous and many do not need to be biopsied. The best thing to do is to be examined by somebody who is very experienced in this area. ...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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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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I'm 28 years old, had a thyroid nodule for 2 years. Finally got a biopsy. How likely is it to be cancer?

I'm 28 years old, had a thyroid nodule for 2 years. Finally got a biopsy. How likely is it to be cancer?

Likelihood: depends on size, whether it is solid, cystic, or complex, whether or not it is a "cold" nodule, and a lot of other things. Even if it is thyroid cancer, most of these are successfully treated with surgery with or without radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?

Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?

FNB is safe: FNB is commonly done on thyroid nodules and lumps in the breast. it is the first step to make a diagnosis of Cancer. it is better to do FNB than surgery to remove a lump the surgeon needs to know ahead of time what he/she is removing? FNB next is the way to go in your case. ...Read more

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Is it true that the majority of thyroid nodules are hypoechoic and although thyroid cancer is usually hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are benign?

Is it true that the majority of thyroid nodules are hypoechoic and although thyroid cancer is usually hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are benign?

Size?: It is correct that in younger people thyroid nodules are benign, however, us is not very good at ruling out malignancy. Close follow up of the nodule is needed with us every 6 months. If the nodule is larger than 1 cm, fine needle aspiration biopsy needs to be considered. ...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

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

It could...: As mentioned, there are both benign and malignant causes of calcifications within the thyroid. A biopsy of the nodule should be able to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Can calcification in thyroid nodules mean you have cancer?

No: However, certain patterns of calcification raise the risk that a nodule could be malignant. When in doubt, needle biopsy is advised. ...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. Steven Griggs
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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