Just Like Real Estate: Location, Location, Location: Thyroid Nodule Locations and Cancer Incidence.

Just Like Real Estate: Location, Location, Location: Thyroid Nodule Locations and Cancer Incidence.

Just Like Real Estate: Location, Location, Location: Thyroid Nodule Locations and Cancer Incidence.

Endocrine Practice 27(2021) p. 682-690 Zhang F. et al

DR.Guttler’s comments:

  1. Location within the thyroid lobes is studied in this paper.
  2. 604 nodules were studied. 37/604 were cancers.
  3. Upper pole nodules had the highest number of cases of cancer 15%.
  4. Lateral nodules were next at 12.5% cancers.
  5. Anterior lateral nodules were 12% cancers.
  6. Lower pole compared to upper pole nodules were significantly less likely to be cancers.
  7. Posterior nodules also had a lower risk.
  8. Lateral, anterior lateral, and upper pole nodules carried the highest risk of cancer.
  9. Posterior nodules carried the lowest risk.
  10. Call me for evaluation to see if you even need a biopsy.
  11. Call me a 310-393-8860 or email to [email protected]
  12. Ask for Alicia
  13. Dr.G.
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