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Does Follicular Neoplasm On An FNA Report Suggest The Presence Of Cancer Cells?

Hello Dr, I have questions for my mom,she is retired dentist,65 years old and her case is complex.she has type 1 diabetes and due to it’s complications she got kidney transplant 3 years ago and another surgery for her pain she had in her back, she can’t walk properly she is still in pain,had 3 surgery on her eyes,diabetes neuropathic foot,and now just found a problem on her thyroid gland,she had an FNA The results showed she has follicar neoplasm and hyperplastic nodule in background of nodular goiter.Does this mean cancer? What should we do? I appreciate your help
Tue, 6 Aug 2019
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Hello,

Thyroid Neoplasm is a tumor of the thyroid. It can be benign or malignant. Benign (thyroid adenoma) & malignant (papillary, follicular, anaplastic or medullary).

Hyperplastic cells are not cancerous but when left untreated they may become malignant.

You should get her examined by a GP or oncologist. Get her investigated & treated at the earliest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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Does Follicular Neoplasm On An FNA Report Suggest The Presence Of Cancer Cells?

Hello, Thyroid Neoplasm is a tumor of the thyroid. It can be benign or malignant. Benign (thyroid adenoma) & malignant (papillary, follicular, anaplastic or medullary). Hyperplastic cells are not cancerous but when left untreated they may become malignant. You should get her examined by a GP or oncologist. Get her investigated & treated at the earliest. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician