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My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hashimoto disease, with 2 solid nodules each side(13mm), should we do the biopsy to check for cancer?
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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
1.3 cm is big enough to biopsy depending on the appearance of the nodules.
At the very least, she will need to have these nodules followed yearly to make sure there is no changes in the size of the nodules.

In brief: Probably
1.3 cm is big enough to biopsy depending on the appearance of the nodules.
At the very least, she will need to have these nodules followed yearly to make sure there is no changes in the size of the nodules.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Make sure you see a medical endocrinologist to follow any problems that might occcur over time and to check on the nodules on a routine basis
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Do biopsy.
Although cancer would not be expected here, especially since the patient is young, this is an autoimmune disease, and it is associated with other such diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis (sle), and others, as well as associated thyroid issues, like hyperthyroidism.
A biopsy can be of great help in finding out if this is the case.

In brief: Do biopsy.
Although cancer would not be expected here, especially since the patient is young, this is an autoimmune disease, and it is associated with other such diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis (sle), and others, as well as associated thyroid issues, like hyperthyroidism.
A biopsy can be of great help in finding out if this is the case.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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