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I've been recently told that I should have my thyroid removed because my nodules are getting bigger , I'm really afraid to get the surgery because if they find cancer.

By September 17, 2011 - 5:45pm
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Hi cutelittleangel,
Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer. You can have a biopsy done to verify if the nodules are cancerous or not although it is an invasive procedure. In most cases, your treating physician can what I call "guess-timate" and then with their best judgment offer you the best solution. Understand, that without a biopsy, your doctor can only provide their opinion. If you have a concern, perhaps a second opinion will help with your decision. Can you keep us posted?

Good luck,

September 18, 2011 - 7:33am

Hi, I wanted to say that my cousin had similar problem as yours and she had surgery and it all went well. Nodules are very common and usually are benign. It is better to be taken care of than not to because it can become problem if ignored. Do you have history of cancer? At young age the risk of cancer is very little. From thyroid it is common to have a bump and usually it's nothing serious. I'm sure it's nothing serious either. For such thing the doctor would just say to go for checkup because thyroid is really important.


September 17, 2011 - 9:50pm
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