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Any alternative medicine for thyroid nodules (in l cervical region) other than surgery?Age67, male.Diagonised a month back, looks like shrinkng, NT sure

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: You have time

Not all thyroid nodules are caused by cancer.
So you can watch it to see if it grows. You should also have your doctor examine you and verify that it is not getting bigger. Only if it gets clearly bigger, do you need to worry about doing something about it. And that is to have aq needle biopsy to verify its nature. If it is due to cancer, surgery is the only option(nothing else can shrink it).

In brief: You have time

Not all thyroid nodules are caused by cancer.
So you can watch it to see if it grows. You should also have your doctor examine you and verify that it is not getting bigger. Only if it gets clearly bigger, do you need to worry about doing something about it. And that is to have aq needle biopsy to verify its nature. If it is due to cancer, surgery is the only option(nothing else can shrink it).
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Surgical indication

If the nodule is big, >2.
5 cm, growing, causing problems like blocking airway, swallow or affecting your voice, then surgery is a durable, effective and low risk solution in many cases. If the nodule is small, it is okay to have it monitored, biopsied with fine needle and treated with medication. Be well.

In brief: Surgical indication

If the nodule is big, >2.
5 cm, growing, causing problems like blocking airway, swallow or affecting your voice, then surgery is a durable, effective and low risk solution in many cases. If the nodule is small, it is okay to have it monitored, biopsied with fine needle and treated with medication. Be well.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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