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My husband has been diagnosed with thyroid nodules which are solid and have micro calcifications. What does this mean?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Needs a biopsy

The most common form of thyroid cancer (papillary) has certain features on us that let us know if a nodule is worrisome.
Microcalcifications is one of them. He should have a biopsy. Although thyroid ca is generally curable, it is a bit more serious in males than females and thus this should be followed up with a u/s guided - needle biopsy by an experienced physician.

In brief: Needs a biopsy

The most common form of thyroid cancer (papillary) has certain features on us that let us know if a nodule is worrisome.
Microcalcifications is one of them. He should have a biopsy. Although thyroid ca is generally curable, it is a bit more serious in males than females and thus this should be followed up with a u/s guided - needle biopsy by an experienced physician.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: He may a biopsy

Some thyroid nodules with true microcalcifications are thyroid cancers.
When nodules with microcalcifications are seen, the doctor may advise to have a biopsy. Very small (<1cm) nodules can be observed even if they have micro calcifications.

In brief: He may a biopsy

Some thyroid nodules with true microcalcifications are thyroid cancers.
When nodules with microcalcifications are seen, the doctor may advise to have a biopsy. Very small (<1cm) nodules can be observed even if they have micro calcifications.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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