Thyroid Cancer (cont.)
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Thyroid cancer typically presents as a thyroid nodule, or lump, that sometimes can be felt in the front of the throat. Most thyroid nodules are benign; less than 5% are cancerous.
A thyroid nodule larger than 1 cm that is found to have decreased iodine uptake on a nuclear medicine thyroid scan needs to be evaluated with a fine needle aspiration biopsy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/26/2014
Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD, FACE
Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
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