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Enlarged bilateral thyroid. TSH normal. Family history of thyroid cancer. Can this nodule be cancerous?

hi my name is pam and i was wondering about my thyroid results it said that i have a diffusely enlarged bilateral thyroid with a hypoehoic nodule on left lobe measureing 2.8 cm and several other nodules scattered its oval shape. tsh levels are all normal thyroid cancer runs in my family my mom had it and aunt. i just did a thyroid scan and uptake test but i have got results yet. could that big nodule be canerouse because my neck keeps shooting pain to my ears, and more swelling going down to my collarbone and pain under my jawline and i have a persistant cough also i cant get rid of. i cn feel the lump.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

Thanks for posting,
From your description it is very possible that the nodule described could to be cancerous. But other possibilities may exist such as benign nodules or mass. The scan could determine exactly the nature of the nodules i.e if they contain cancerous cells or benign cells. The most sure way of finding out is doing a biopsy. That has higher sensitivity and higher sensitivity.
Well I wish you courage and just wait for the results of the scan to come up. Worrying now will not help you much.

Thanks and hope this helps
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