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what are the benign possibilites?

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I have a small 6 mm thyroid nodule that I discovered after finally seeing the doctor for my 9-month-old swollen cervical lymph nodes. The sonogram revealed that nodule along with many more swollen nodes over 2 cm that I did not know I had. She ordered general panels along with ESR, LDH, C-reactive protein, ANA, T3 & T4 and all were normal. Next I am to do a CT because the nodule was hypoechoic and hard to define. My only symptoms are fatigue. I know that thyroid cancer is a definite possibility, and with the lymph node involvement it seems to be characteristic of papillary thyroid cancer. However, what are the benign possibilites?


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replied February 2nd, 2012
Thyroid Cancer Answer A31054
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the nature of the thyroid nodule or cancer without further evaluation. If cancer is suspected, FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) done from lymph nodes along with RAIU scan for the thyroid nodule done would help to throw better light on the situation. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor. You may also consider taking a second opinion from an Endocrinologist or Oncologist.
Take care.



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