Can a thyroid nodule with solid appearance be cancerous?
Chances of malignancy is there
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A thyroid nodule can be both solid and cystic or it can be mixed. Now a solid thyroid nodule can be both benign or malignant depending upon some other features. One of such feature is increased internal flow or vascularity. If this is present, chances of malignancy increases. But still a biopsy is diagnostic. You are going to see an endocrinologist and so he/she will perform the rest of tests to confirm the diagnosis.
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malignancy has to be ruled out; but chances are there
It would be better if you could send me your reports. Seeing the reports myself will be helpful.
Anyways, as i had said, biopsy will be the best diagnostic modality in your case. Though chances of malignancy is there, it has to be proved or ruled out by means of investigations. You have probably done usg doppler, also a biopsy from the lump might be required.
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Malignancy has to be ruled out
Thank you for the reports.
After going through them it looks like a benign thyroid nodule with another colloid cystic foci. There is no increased vascularity or flow mentioned apart from normal flow so it decreases chances of malignancy. Though malignancy has to be ruled out with biopsy, chances of it being benign is more.
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Visit your endocrinologist and keep me updated.
Yes its precautionary; treatment option depends on many factors
Sorry for the late reply.
As thyroid is an endocrine gland, seeing an endocrinologist is recommended. He/she will be able to tell you further about it. Also, i must add that this is precautionary as no diagnosis has been made yet.
For the second query, removal of a thyroid tumor depends on its nature. If its cancerous, it should be removed. But if it is benign, thyroid is removed only when there is large size, symptoms or cosmetic problems.
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