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Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Thyroid nodule & Ca

Thyroid cancers present in 4.
0 to 6.5 percent of thyroid nodules.

In brief: Thyroid nodule & Ca

Thyroid cancers present in 4.
0 to 6.5 percent of thyroid nodules.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: % cancer

5 % of thyroid nodules are cancerous in general.
There are other things to consider that would increase the risk profile. Age over 50, male gender, and rapid growth.

In brief: % cancer

5 % of thyroid nodules are cancerous in general.
There are other things to consider that would increase the risk profile. Age over 50, male gender, and rapid growth.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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In brief: <10%

About 8-10% of patients have thyroid nodules.
Most patients have multiple nodules which are not cancerous. About 70% of solitary (single) nodules are benign. Of the remaining 30% of solitary nodules, about 80% of papillary carcinoma. There are about 40, 000 people per year in the usa diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

In brief: <10%

About 8-10% of patients have thyroid nodules.
Most patients have multiple nodules which are not cancerous. About 70% of solitary (single) nodules are benign. Of the remaining 30% of solitary nodules, about 80% of papillary carcinoma. There are about 40, 000 people per year in the usa diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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