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Cold spot on thyroid
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Cold spot on thyroid
Just got a call from my primary doctor and was told that my Nuclear scan that was done on my thyroid last week shows a "cold spot".  He has referred me to a surgeon and says he wants it out right away.  What does this mean?  What are the chances it is cancer.  What is the percent of metasasis? I am a 40 year old female.
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97953 tn?1440868992
Cold does not mean cancer -- you need a biopsy first under ultrasound guidance.  There is only a 5-10% risk of cancer and a biopsy will help sort out if you need surgery.
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THEY ARE REMOVING THE RIGHT LOBE ON THE 3RD OF AUGUST.
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97953 tn?1440868992
I would do an FNA before considering surgery.
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A related discussion, I have a cold spot was started.
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