It can - but low
Although it is assumed that multinodular goiter
is unlikely to contain cancer
, a few study has suggested that the risk of cancer was similar in a patient with a single or multiple nodules, but the risk of malignancy was higher in a solitary nodule
than in a non-solitary nodule.
Thus, a dominant nodule in a multinodular goiter should be evaluated as if it were a single nodule.- the risk is about 5%.