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Can benign thyroid nodule become malignant?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Well...
A thyroid nodule is technically not "benign" unless it's surgically removed and the pathologist found no cancer in the specimen.
A nodule that is still in your neck could still be cancerous despite a "benign" biopsy because not all of the nodule is cancerous. Sometime it's just a speck that is cancerous and was missed during the biopsy. That's why it's important to continue to follow the nodule.

In brief: Well...
A thyroid nodule is technically not "benign" unless it's surgically removed and the pathologist found no cancer in the specimen.
A nodule that is still in your neck could still be cancerous despite a "benign" biopsy because not all of the nodule is cancerous. Sometime it's just a speck that is cancerous and was missed during the biopsy. That's why it's important to continue to follow the nodule.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Rarely. But possible.
Need to have them evaluated and removed, if there is a suspicion. By putting a thin needle in the nodule and taking fluid for examination (fna) usually helps in making the decision whether it needs to be surgically removed or just followed.

In brief: Yes
Rarely. But possible.
Need to have them evaluated and removed, if there is a suspicion. By putting a thin needle in the nodule and taking fluid for examination (fna) usually helps in making the decision whether it needs to be surgically removed or just followed.
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