If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

Options. Are you having compressive symptoms now? Do you feel the nodule/s when you swallow? How big are the nodules? I agree with the recommendation to have another pathologist look at the "suspicious" slides. In any case, you will need to follow the size of the nodules serially to track changes.
Suspicious. Thyroid disease is nothing to fool with. Certain blood tests may have to be done. Even a reducing size may still be worrysome. If confused get a second opinion regarding your thyroid pathology slides.

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If a thyroid nodule is shrinking, should surgery be an option? Thyroid biopsy was suspicious

Depends. If it was cystic and they biopsied and pulled fluid out then it could decrease in size and still be cancer. Kind of a tricky question but i think rebiopsy might be the best option rather surgery or just following it. Read more...
Options. A suspicious nodule must either be rebiopsied in 3-6 months, reultrasounded in 6-12 mo looking for enlargement, or if it is a suspicious follicular lesion then affirma or vericyte analysis of the nodule proteins or possible oncogenes which can point to the nodule as suspicious ( needs removal) or benign which can be watched. Would review with endocrinologist or experiences thyroid surgeon. Read more...
Surgery. If the biopsy was suspicious then i would always recommend removal of at least that portion of the gland. There are no short cuts to the answer of whether or not it is a cancer.. Read more...

Pathology cytology report of Left thyroid biopsy says NO malignant cells... changes suggestive of Colloid nodule/ nodular Goiter. What's next?

Goiter. You need to discuss the possible need for removal of the colloid nodule/nodular goiter with your doctor and a surgical specialist. Hope all goes well. Read more...
MNG + cyst. Hello ~ this is a nodule in MNG (multi-nodular goitre). Previously thought to have no risk of Ca and DOMINANT nodule to have 1% risk and solitary nodule 10% risk. Retrospective studies now show up to 13.7% risk of cancer overall in MNG. Thats high. I would see a surgeon to discuss if this warrants thyroidectomy. thanks. Read more...

Should a heterogeneous thyroid nodule measuring 23x12x20mm be biopsied thyroid surgery partial

Thyroid . Thyroid nodules are somewhat common. They are more common in older patients and females. The vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign. That means they have no significance and can be ignored. However, imaging cannot reliably differentiate benign nodules from cancer. The decision to biopsy should be made between you and your physician. Thyroid biopsy is safe and relatively easy for the patient who will usually have a small sore bruise after the procedure. In my practice, I have to do about 20 biopsies to find one cancer. I hope this helps. Read more...
Yes - needle biopsy. Nodules above 1 cm should be biopsied as well as smaller nodules with suspicious features, e.G calcifications on ultrasound. A fine needle aspration (fna) can be performed to provide information about the nodule without removing it. While fna is not 100% accurate, it certainly can provide enough information to guide you and you physician in the right direction. Read more...
Biopsy. I agree. A nodule this big should be biopsied. Chance of malignancy is low but you need to do it to find out. Read more...

How can I shrink a benign thyroid nodule without any surgery?

? You are not going to shrink a nodule. But you do not necessarily need removal either. Better return to doctor to discuss your concerns . Read more...

Diagnosed with multiple thyroid nodules and going back to talk about options or biopsy. What options are there other than biopsy?

There are too. Many variable to give you a specific answer about what to do, but biopsy is always a good idea, depending upon lab results and ultrasound. Sometimes watching and repeating tests at a later date is an option, sometimes surgery is indicated. Check w/your doctor. Read more...
In practice. You can follow nodules or biopsy them. Biopsy is very commonly done and easily tolerated by patients. A very fine needle is placed in the nodule after numbing up the skin and samples sent to the pathologist. Sometimes we follow patients with an ultrasound in 6 mos. Even with a pathology report that shows no cancer just to be sure. Read more...
Several options. Belfry: the fact that there are multiple nodules means that it is likely a benign multinodular goiter. Sometimes these are just watched with serial ultrasound exams as well as following your bloodwork. A biopsy is a fine needle aspiration and is minimally invasive. It is well-tolerated and you should do it if there is an atypical or dominant nodule that stands out from the rest. Read more...