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What Does Cancerous Thyroid Nodule Look Like On Ultrasound
It depends: There are many factors which affect a given nodule's risk of being a thyroid cancer. These include size, and other features visible on us (ultrasound) and patient age. Because women have many more being benign thyroid nodules than men, the risk for any one nodule is higher in a man. For a typical 1-2 centimeter (1/2-3/4 inch), that risk might be about 4% in a woman, or about 8% in a man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Thyroid nodule that was diagnosed as benign 3 years ago. Today on ultrasound it showed blood flow (it didn't before). Could this be cancer? It's .88cm
Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?
3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?
Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of papillary tumor, hence caution is advised. I would suggest repeating the FNA, and consider also collecting samples for gene profiling studies, such as, those manufactured by Veracyte and Asuragen (Note:I have no financial/other interest.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How large do thyroid nodules look on ultrasound in order to raise suspicion for cancer? Does size matter?
Size matters: Size does matter. Thyroid nodules of less than 1 cm are usually insignificant. Among nodules of >1 cm, the likelihood of cancer increases with size, but even bigger nodules (3-4 cm) are usually benign. Best approach: US and fine needle aspiration should be done by someone experienced in interpretation, usually an Endocrinologist. If surgery needed, find an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more
I have a Thyroid Nodule and the ultrasound showed it was not cancerous. Two years it hasn't changed. Can it become cancerous?
Nodule: Unlikely, but you should have another study to be sure. ...Read more
How often do I need to schedule an Ultrasound for my Thyroid nodule? Each year? So far I've had two over two years, and it was small and benign
Yearly is sufficient: Yearly is sufficient. If the lesion remains stable in size, three years in a row, you may reduce the frequency in consultation with your doctor. ...Read more
New 7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. I had a 4 mm hypoechoic nodule that disappeared a year ago. Why do I keep getting these?
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