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What is the meaning of a benign fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: Thyroid FNA
Assuming the fna sample was adequate and representative of the lesion, a diagnosis of a benign nodule means that it is very likely that your thyroid nodule is not cancerous.
It should still be periodically evaluated by your doctor, just to make sure that there are no significant changes.

In brief: Thyroid FNA
Assuming the fna sample was adequate and representative of the lesion, a diagnosis of a benign nodule means that it is very likely that your thyroid nodule is not cancerous.
It should still be periodically evaluated by your doctor, just to make sure that there are no significant changes.
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. David Geffner
Periodic evaluation by palpation or ultrasound - NOT another FNA if the first was really adequate and benign. The risk of malignant transformation is less then 1%
Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: A great deal
If the fna was of a nodule and the specimen is adequate for a cytopathologist to read there is a great likelyhood that you do not have a cancer.
Ask the person who did the fna exactly what he/she meant by "benign".

In brief: A great deal
If the fna was of a nodule and the specimen is adequate for a cytopathologist to read there is a great likelyhood that you do not have a cancer.
Ask the person who did the fna exactly what he/she meant by "benign".
Dr. David Geffner
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