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What does 7mm nodule on thyroid bed jest medial to carotid mean? I had a thyrodectomy 2 years ago for thyroid cancer. Can this be another cancer ?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Recurrence

This may be an area of residual thyroid tissue or may represent spread to lymph nodes in the central neck region, the most common area for thyroid cancer lymph node metastasis.
A serum thyroglobulin may be elevated if this is related to your thyroid cancer and a thyroid cancer may be detectable on i thyroid scan. An ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy can make the diagnosis.

In brief: Recurrence

This may be an area of residual thyroid tissue or may represent spread to lymph nodes in the central neck region, the most common area for thyroid cancer lymph node metastasis.
A serum thyroglobulin may be elevated if this is related to your thyroid cancer and a thyroid cancer may be detectable on i thyroid scan. An ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy can make the diagnosis.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Thyroid scan

After thyroid cancer surgery, radioactive iodine is often given, and then a follow up radioactive iodine scan.
If the cancer were one that takes up iodine, this test, along with the ultrasound, biopsy and thyroglobulin, should help determine the next line of treatment.

In brief: Thyroid scan

After thyroid cancer surgery, radioactive iodine is often given, and then a follow up radioactive iodine scan.
If the cancer were one that takes up iodine, this test, along with the ultrasound, biopsy and thyroglobulin, should help determine the next line of treatment.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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