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Thyroid ultrasound1.4x1.1x1.1cm rim calcified nodule left mid thyroid.Well circumscribe hypoechoic1.4x1.9x1cm nodule w/mild internal flow.Is it cancer?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice

In brief: Probably not cancer

A calcified thyroid nodule is very unlikely to be malignant.
It could be followed with a repeat ultrasound in 4 to 6 months. If not growing, it could be followed at more distant intervals. Alternately, a fine needle ultrasound guided aspiration biopsy could be performed now.

In brief: Probably not cancer

A calcified thyroid nodule is very unlikely to be malignant.
It could be followed with a repeat ultrasound in 4 to 6 months. If not growing, it could be followed at more distant intervals. Alternately, a fine needle ultrasound guided aspiration biopsy could be performed now.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
Internal blood flow does make this nodule slightly more risky and I would recommend FNA biopsy.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Let's find out

This may be nothing but a colloid nodule in a developing nodular goiter.
If the radiologist can't rule out cancer, you may be getting a fine-needle aspiration. With this pattern of calcification, it's unlikely to be an aggressive tumor even if it is cancer.

In brief: Let's find out

This may be nothing but a colloid nodule in a developing nodular goiter.
If the radiologist can't rule out cancer, you may be getting a fine-needle aspiration. With this pattern of calcification, it's unlikely to be an aggressive tumor even if it is cancer.
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