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Do I need to see an oncologist for a thyroid nodule?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
10 doctors agree
In brief: No
Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancers, so seeing a cancer specialist, or oncologist, would be premature.
Many thyroid nodules can be followed with ultrasounds once an fna (or biopsy) shows that the cells in the nodule are not cancerous. Endocrinologists evaluate and manage most patients with thyroid nodules.

In brief: No
Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancers, so seeing a cancer specialist, or oncologist, would be premature.
Many thyroid nodules can be followed with ultrasounds once an fna (or biopsy) shows that the cells in the nodule are not cancerous. Endocrinologists evaluate and manage most patients with thyroid nodules.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Thyroid nodules are best evaluated by an endocrinologist or a surgeon.
An oncologist is typically not involved in the workup of a thyroid nodule.

In brief: No
Thyroid nodules are best evaluated by an endocrinologist or a surgeon.
An oncologist is typically not involved in the workup of a thyroid nodule.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No,
Probably a general or ENT surgeon would be best or primary care doctor if having thyroid symptoms

In brief: No,
Probably a general or ENT surgeon would be best or primary care doctor if having thyroid symptoms
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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