Thyroid Nodules 101: Only a Few Are Cancer

Thyroid Nodules 101: Only a Few Are Cancer

Thyroid Nodules 101: Only a Few Are Cancer

Thyroid Nodules 101: Only a Few Are Cancer

The causes of thyroid nodules: 3-5 per 100 are cancer

Most thyroid nodules are not cancer – 3-5 out of 100 nodules.Some are definitely benign on ultrasound.Spongiform nodule shown below are 99% benign.

Here is a detailed list of the causes of thyroid nodules.

1. Benign, Colloid goiter nodule, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,
Follicular Adenoma, Hurthle cell adenoma, Thyroglossal duct cyst,
Subacute viral thyroiditis, Sporadic C cell hyperplasia

2. Malignant, Follicular cell origin, Papillary, Follicular,
Hurthle cell, Anaplastic, C cell origin, Medullary Carcinoma,
Lymphoma, Metastatic to the thyroid, Kidney, Breast, Lung, Melanoma

3. Non thyroid lesions mimics, parathyroid cyst,
parathyroid adenoma, lymph node, Branchial cleft cyst,
Other epithelial cysts

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