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A biopsy of a lump on my thyroid revealed what was termed "suspicious" hürthle cells. Can I assume it is a carcinoma?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hurthle cell thyroid

33 percent of hurthle cell tumous are malignant, you have to wait for the confirmation of huthle cells tumor and folllow the advice of your doctors.
Treatment is usually total thyroidectomy.Hurthle cells carcinoma is arare type of differeitiated thyroid cancer.Incidence is 3to 10 percent of all differentiated thyroid.

In brief: Hurthle cell thyroid

33 percent of hurthle cell tumous are malignant, you have to wait for the confirmation of huthle cells tumor and folllow the advice of your doctors.
Treatment is usually total thyroidectomy.Hurthle cells carcinoma is arare type of differeitiated thyroid cancer.Incidence is 3to 10 percent of all differentiated thyroid.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Further biopsies are required.
You should never "assume" it's carcinoma. A definitive biopsy result is necessary.

In brief: No

Further biopsies are required.
You should never "assume" it's carcinoma. A definitive biopsy result is necessary.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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