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Cancer detected in a thyroid biopsy?

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In brief: Needs thyroidectomy

If your needle biopsy revealed cancer, your need to proceed with thyroidectomy.
Needle cytology is very accurate when carcinoma is detected. Most thyroid cancers are curable if treated appropriately.

In brief: Needs thyroidectomy

If your needle biopsy revealed cancer, your need to proceed with thyroidectomy.
Needle cytology is very accurate when carcinoma is detected. Most thyroid cancers are curable if treated appropriately.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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In brief: Usually surgery

Papillary cancer is most common type, and treatment is usually total throidectomy, and removal of lymph nodes from under the thyroid gland (technically level 6 cervical nodes).
Radioactive iodine is used in selected patients after surgery.

In brief: Usually surgery

Papillary cancer is most common type, and treatment is usually total throidectomy, and removal of lymph nodes from under the thyroid gland (technically level 6 cervical nodes).
Radioactive iodine is used in selected patients after surgery.
Dr. Lee Pederson
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
With the 2016 AT guideline revision, thyroid cancers less than 4 cm can be treated by hemi (half) thyroid removal. There are many caveats to this. It is best to be counseled by an endocrinologist and/or surgeon versed in current best practices.
Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery

In brief: Yes

Cancer can be detected in a Thyroid biopsy

In brief: Yes

Cancer can be detected in a Thyroid biopsy
Dr. Mark Pack
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