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I have hypothyroidism - does that mean i'm more likely to get thyroid cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: If your hypothyroid
Condition is treated, it tends to diminish the stimulating hormone that makes thyroid tissue grow (tsh).
Most throid cancers start as nodules, cold > hot, and hormonal activity of the gland is not related to malignancy potential.

In brief: If your hypothyroid
Condition is treated, it tends to diminish the stimulating hormone that makes thyroid tissue grow (tsh).
Most throid cancers start as nodules, cold > hot, and hormonal activity of the gland is not related to malignancy potential.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Mark Deutsch
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hypothyroidism
Patients with thyroid nodules and hypothyroidism are less likely to have thyroid cancer than those with normal thyroid function.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism in a patient with a nodule is (hashimoto's) thyroiditis.

In brief: Hypothyroidism
Patients with thyroid nodules and hypothyroidism are less likely to have thyroid cancer than those with normal thyroid function.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism in a patient with a nodule is (hashimoto's) thyroiditis.
Dr. Mark Deutsch
Dr. Mark Deutsch
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Hypothyroidism just means your thyroid gland is not making as much hormone as it should.
However, hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause -- and it does have an associated increased risk for developing a thyroid gland lymphoma -- but it is still very uncommon.

In brief: Not usually
Hypothyroidism just means your thyroid gland is not making as much hormone as it should.
However, hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause -- and it does have an associated increased risk for developing a thyroid gland lymphoma -- but it is still very uncommon.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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