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Swollen thyroid since years, routine ct scan post breast mastectomy showed lump on thyroid. Thyroid cancer?

Hello, my sister had left breast mastectomy two months ago... With negative lymph node all 26 lymph node taken during surgery. A routine ct scan showing a lump on Left side of her thyroid, her doc wanted to do biospy but according to my sister she had the swollen thyroid for many many years. Could this be thyroid cancer?
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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hi , its quite rare to get thyroid lump secondary to breast cancer.. but its not unusual as metastasis of breast carcinoma occurs to thyroid,for confirmation get her biopsy done ! Lets hope that its not breast mets and could be a primary lesion arsing from thyroid...
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