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thyroid biopsies

I have had 2 negative thyroid biopsies , my new ultrasound shows a hyperchoic nodule, also some new calcifications on nodules that have not significantly increased in size. I really don't want another biopsy-do benign cells ever turn malignant?
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158939 tn?1274918797
Benign cells *can* turn malignant - in *any* human tissue.  That's what cancer is.  However, not to scare you, but a negative biopsy doesn't always mean that there isn't cancer somewhere else in the thyroid nodule.  The new calcification can be a bit concerning.

I'm not a huge fan of biopsies - two of my sisters had negative biopsies and both had cancer.   You might want to get a second, or a third, opinion.  Maybe a PET scan and an uptake scan.

Talk to some other doctors and see what their opinions are.

Please take care

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three sisters with papillary carcinoma
other sister with precancerous thyroid nodules and daughter with precancerous thyroid nodules
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