How thyroid cancer showed up on tailbone lump biopsy?

Metastasis. Hi. One of the cardinal characteristics of cancer is the ability of cancer cells to leave the site of origin and spread elsewhere in the body (metastasize). While fairly uncommon, differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular) can metastasize to bone (local spread in neck followed by lungs are most common sites of metastasis). Had you been previously diagnosed with thyroid cancer?
Can happen. Thyroid Cancer can spread(it is called Metastases) to many parts of the body including bones, Lungs and skin. This usually takes place when Cancer cells detach from a tumor, float in the blood and settle down elsewhere and make a new colony of Cancer in another organ of the body. This is quite common with Cancer, in general.

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Benign enlarged hilar lymph nodes - just diagnosed with thyroid cancer - can they be related even though hilar biopsy was benign?

Unlikely . The most common types of thyroid cancer, if they spread (metastasize), will spread to lymph nodes in the neck first. These cancers can spread to the lung or lymph nodes in the chest. If a biopsy of a hilar node failed to show evidence of thyroid cancer, then the enlargement of that node is likely unrelated. Read more...
Not usually. Thyroid cancer, if it spreads is usually local but can progress towards the posterior lymph nodes of the neck, not into the chest. Good luck with the treatment for you cancer. Read more...
Likely not. If the biopsy was done and showed adequate samplings and the result is benign - it is unlikely that these two ( hilar lymph nodes and thyroid cancer) are related. Read more...

Is there any link between oral cancer and thyroid cancer? Had papillary thyroid cancer now suspicious white/red patch on gums that needs biopsy

Not aware. Not aware of any link, but if you have a lesion in your mouth that is different from your normal looking gum, go see a doctor or dentist. Read more...
No. Oral cancer, generally squamous cell carcinoma, is due to smoking, local trauma or human papilloma virus. There are of course sporadic cases also. However spots/patches may be due to other causes such as infection or autoimmune etiologies. Read more...

Sister had papillary & hurthle thyroid cancer. I have 9x3x8mm and 7x3x4 complex primarily hypoechoic nodules. Heterogeneous echotexture. Biopsy?

Always. regardless if you have a family history or not thyroid mass need to be biopsied. they start with something called FNA which mean fine needle aspiration, a procedure could be done in the surgeon office. please see a specialist for that either a surgeon or an endocrinologist good luck. Read more...

My father was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 46. I am 27, but asked for a thyroid ultrasound as a precaution. The us revealed one 4x6x6mm solid nodule. Should I be worried? Does this merit biopsy?

Generally no... In most instances, thyroid nodules / lesions that are less than 10 mm in size do not need biopsy. If your father had medullary thyroid carcinoma, then it might be possible that you have a familial syndrome. If he had a well differentiated cancer (papillary or follicular), then less likely to be heritable. Discuss the need to biopsy versus follow with serial ultrasounds with your provider. Read more...
Biopsy it. Thyroid cancer can run in families. If you have a family history and a nodule a biopsy is warranted. Most thyroid nodules, however, are benign. Best wishes to you and your father. Read more...
Follow closely. Thyroid nodules are very common. The risk of cancer is only 5%. I would follow this nodule with another ultrasound in a year and would consider biopsy only if it grows on the subsequent ultrasound. Your current nodule is currently very small. Read more...

I have all symptoms of thyroid cancer but have no lump. What could this be?

Nonpalbable tumor. You have to see your primary doctor. Lump can be benign or malignant, can be not palpable. Blood work and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration can help to make diagnosis and receive appropriate treatment.. Thank you for question. Read more...
Unknown. Most thyroid cancers are asymptomatic and are found after a lump develops in the neck or they are found quite by coincidence. There are many causes of the feeling of lumps in the throat (not neck). See your doctor for an evaluation. Maybe seeing an ENT may help. They can look in the throat and neck and reassure you. Read more...

I had thyroid cancer 5yrs ago and now I have two swollen lumps in my neck, really tired? Cancer again prob aye

Hard to know. Hard to know what to say without knowing more history but i wouldn't panic about this at this time. I recommend proceeding with a systemic workup of performing an ultrasound to evaluate "these lumps.". Perform biopsy if suspicious. You should also get your thyroid labs drawn to see if you are under adequate replacement and see what your thyroglobulin level is at this time. Good luck. Read more...
Maybe. Go back to your surgeon and/or endocrinologist. Thyroid cancer recurs in the lymph nodes with some frequency and is usually curable with appropriate treatment, especially if you are young and had either papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. Read more...

Lump in epigastric region- I examine my self regularly after I got thyroid cancer (completly removed). Now I felt what might be a lump in the region.

Unrelated to Thyroid. "Lump" in Epigastric region most commonly would be Xyphoid Process. If you recently lost some weight , it may become more prominent. If it is soft and superficial could be fatty tumor( Lipoma) If tender ( Sebaceous cyst and Abscess) Best thing is to Get examined by your Doctor. Read more...

Two pea sized lumps in groin but are slightly moveable. Moveable is a good sign right? 25 female hist of pap thyroid cancer..

Normal. It is normal to be able to feel small lymph nodes in the groin or other areas of the body. No need to worry about them. It would be exceedingly rare for them to be related to your history of thyroid cancer. Read more...