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am I in danger of thyroid cancer?

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Hi doc! I am 33 y.o, in a weight-loss procedure the last year, which was extremely slow, so, i thought to check my thyroid. So, after the ultrasound, i got those results:
"The checked thyroid gland shows diffuse parenchymal heterogeneity and micronodular texture while the checked perfusion is slightly reduced. The dimensions of lobes measured are 43.6x21.1x15.1 mm right and 49.2x18.5x14.5 mm left.Based on these measurements, the calculated gland volume is nearly 14 cc, the upper limit of normal.
The isthmus is also checked to be found heterogeneous and mildly thickened.The findings could be attributed to autoimmune thyroiditis.
Must be marked the presence of solitary lymph node of short diameter about 5.5 mm,below the isthmus,in the area of the sternal notch."
I will definitely see an endocrinologist, but i want your opinion too... The question is: am I in danger of thyroid cancer? I don't drink or smoke, I eat healthy and I have no thyroid cancer family history. Thank you in advance!


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replied July 24th, 2012
Thyroid Cancer Answer A37380
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Relax as thyroiditis has very good prognosis and very rarely cancer may develop.
The findings are to be corelated with thyroid hormone levels so probably you might be required to do all the Blood tests related to thyroid.Just by seeing the Ultrasound report it is very difficult to comment about the cause of thyroiditis or to comment on its function- hyper or hypo thyroidism.

Usually thyroid hormone replacement therapy is prescribed if body does not produce enough hormone or if there is suspicion of thyroid failure.Multiple nodular appearance of thyroid gland is a normal appearance and is not related to any pathology.

Consider visiting a Physician for detailed evaluation.

Take care!


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