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Options for shrinking goiter ?

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I have been recommended to have a TT due to the fna biopsy results of my biopsy. Although' I was told that the results were benign, surgery is suggested to rule out cancer because of the "Favor Follicular Neoplasm" on the right side and "Hurthle Neoplasm" on the left. I was told that it will more than likely be benign but the surgery is the only way to find out. My question is: isn't there any other options beside surgery to try and shrink the goiter prior to agreeing to surgery? I am still seeking other opinions before i make a decision but would like to know what my other options are?? Thanks for your advise in advance.


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replied July 3rd, 2009
Thyroid Cancer Answer A6899
Because pathologists cannot distinguish benign from malignant follicular and Hurthle cell neoplasms with FNA alone, the safest approach is to undergo thyroidectomy by an experienced thyroid surgeon.

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