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What Does A Cancerous Thyroid Nodule Look Like
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
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
No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...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
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...
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