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Thyroid nodules removed because of my family history?

I have a 2cm solid nodule on my thyroid
My lab work is

T3 free 2.75
T4 free 1

THS ultrasensitive 9.17

I am on synthroid 25 for the past 4 years, my mother has hashimotos, my father's sister had tyroid cancer over 30years ago, her daughter had goitors, I will be having a biopsy done in 3 days, my doctor has advcime that regardless of the outcome o the biopsy I should have it remove, because of my family history, should I go for a second opinion or I just go and have it remove?
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replied May 26th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Since there has been family history of thyroid cancer, getting it removed is recommended. If worried, you may consider getting tumor marker tests done to predict your chances of developing cancer and then proceed with taking decision. For further clarification and assistance, discuss with your doctor/endocrinologist, or take second opinion from an oncologist. Look out for development of any new symptoms.
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