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What Are The Symptoms Of Thyroid Nodule Cancer
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...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What does it mean if there is 2 thyroid nodules in a child (12) ? Is it most likely cancer? Or is it less likely cancer?
Less likely...: But answer depends on over all personal, family hx. ...Read more
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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