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Help understanding Ultrasound Results - biopsy needed

Had a thyroid ultrasound and now they are suggesting a biopsy.  If anyone can help me understand the results more I would appreciate it.  Here is what the report says:

Several hypervascular, heterogeneous nodules in left lobe.  Nodules are adjacent making size measuerment difficult.  In total area measures approx. 3 x 2.3 cm.  Punctate foci of increased echotexture are seen suggesting internal calcifications.  Isthmus is between 4 - 5 mm in thickness.
Tissue sampling is suggested.

Thank you - I'm a little nervous and just don't know what type of concerns or questions I should have.
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had the thyroid biopsy today - I'll find out Wednesday the results.  Dr. said he was a little concernced as they were hard and full of calcifications though that they still can come back as non-cancerous.  Thankfully it didn't hurt (though I can't say that about the breast biopsy).  Another week of waiting and I'll have the results of both.
Hope everyone else is doing good.
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Thank you Carol and so happy to hear that yours came back clean of "C".  So everything is set for me for next week and then I assume another week of waiting.  I'll let you know and C2E your in my prayers good luck and let us know your results.
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You sound jst like me.  My Mam found lumps in both breasts, went in for an US to get better pictures.  Then had to schedule a needle biopsy, quite the experience.  Then went in for the results of that procedure and the doctor felt my thyroid and decided she wanted a US of that as well.  That turned up with a mutli nodules one measuring bigger than what they consider safe so had a needle aspiration done of my thyroid.  I was thinking man, what next!  but all is well with no fear of the big "C".
You will be in my thoughts, best of luck....
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Thanks Sue! I will be wishing you lots of luck. I'm so sorry you have to have two biopsies. I know it is so so so stressful. Know you have friends on your side who understand!!!! Let us know the results- I get my results back on the 28th after my scan so we will both be there. :)
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Fine calcifications  [or microcalcifications]are more suggestive of the cancerthen coarse calcifications; if you have only one calcified spot, it may not automatically suggest the cancer.
At the given time the chance of cancer is 22% based on ultrasound;
best of luck!!
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Thanks, I did schedule it for May 29th.  Little scared but gotta do it right:).  I also have a breast biopsy on the 27th (finding on my mam) so really can't believe I'm going through this twice.  I'm not the type of person that goes to the doctor, I avoid it at all costs and if it wasn't for my dtr working at an obgyn (funny how these things work out).

Good luck to you on your first treatment - thoughts will be with you too.
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Hi Sue!

Had a similar experience myself. Had a lymphnode that came and went for a year. People told me it was fine until a Doctor friend of mine said- why not? just get the biopsy!

I am so glad I did! This saved my life. Diagnosed with ThyCa and had a thyroidectomy last month. Going for first radiation treatment tomorrow.

The biospy sounds like it will be painful but it really isn't bad- quick pinch and you can ask for lidocaine cream too. My thoughts will be with you- best of luck!!!!
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Thank you, appreciate what you were able to tell me.  I have done a lot of internet searching and everyone is telling me not too.  Just feel the more I know the better prepared I will be.  Some of the words just had me too confused as I couldn't find much with all of them together.
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An FNA biopsy is a simple procedure, almost painless, and can tell your doctors if there are any cells that are abnormal.  They take a small needle with a suction device and using ultrasound insert the needle directly into the nodules that they are concerned with, sucking out cells that can be seen under a microscope by a pathologist who will make a diagnosis, if possible.  Since they are hypervascular, meaning there is blood flow within them, there may be cancer there - cancer needs blood flow to grow.  Don't panic!  If it is cancerous, they remove your thyroid and give you medication the rest of your life.  It is almost alway curable when caught early depending on the type of cancer it is...that is if it is cancer.  There is only a 5-15 % chance of a nodule being cancerous, you have other factors that may raise that risk, maybe to 25% is my guess, but I am not a doctor, only a person with papillary thyroid cancer who has done my homework.  Get that biopsy, and if it is not cancer, you will need to watch them, they will not go away.  If they are cancerous, it is fixable!
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