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Repeated thyroid nodule biopsy cold solid 3x7cm. How could he not get enough cells with such a large nodule? Also 2.4cm cold follicularGenetic testing

Possible. May be if nodule has fluid ( Cyst ) may not get cells ( how many times was done ? more than twice is unusual ) . If strongly suspicious for malignancy an image guided core needle biopsy , or even removal ( surgery ) Discuss with your doctor , plan of treatment Do not ignore if necessary take second opinion . Read more...

1.5mm (yes, tiny) thyroid nodule found on ultrasound. Not characterized in any way except "solid nodule". Possible to biopsy at this stage?

Follow it. Even if it is a cancer, it's probably not going to kill you. People don't like this message, but we do have an overdiagnosis problem in thyroid cancer. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/health/study-warns-against-overdiagnosis-of-thyroid-cancer.html 1.5mm can probably be biopsied but consider following it and biopsy if it changes. Read more...
Nodule too tiny. Biopsy of a 1.5 mm thyroid nodule would be difficult. Most biopsies occur when nodules reach a size of 1.0 to 1.5 cm. You should have follow up ultrasound scan probably in 3 - 6 months. Read more...