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Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

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Dr. Stephanie Lee
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Thyroid

This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed.
This is one of the most common sites for recurrence.

In brief: Thyroid

This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed.
This is one of the most common sites for recurrence.
Dr. Stephanie Lee
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Yes and yes

Both throat and thyroid cancer can spread to the central neck lymph nodes, which are essentially next to the thyroid bed.
Smoking and alcohol use will increase your chance of having throat cancer. Given your history of thyroid cancer, this is probably more likely. A thyroid scan or fine needle biopsy of the area can help answer the question, along with checking a serum thyroglobulin.

In brief: Yes and yes

Both throat and thyroid cancer can spread to the central neck lymph nodes, which are essentially next to the thyroid bed.
Smoking and alcohol use will increase your chance of having throat cancer. Given your history of thyroid cancer, this is probably more likely. A thyroid scan or fine needle biopsy of the area can help answer the question, along with checking a serum thyroglobulin.
Dr. Steve Martinez
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