follicular cells are thyroid cells -- they should be in the biopsy. The report needs to comment on the appearance of the cells to determine if this is benign or if surgery needs to be done in order to make a definite diagnosis.
The follicular adenoma ( benign, but pre-cancerous condition) is very similar to the follicular cancer. When nodule is removed, the whole thing is examined by pathologist, and if it turns out to be benign, no complete thyroid removal is necessary.
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