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Thyroid nodule that measures 7mm?
I recently had to have a CT scan and my doctors just happened to come across a nodule that I have on the right portion of my thyroid gland. I had an ultrasound today and it measure 7mm. I have had no symptoms and didn't even realize I had one. I had thyroid lab tests done and that all came back normal and I am supposed to get called about the ultrasound results tomorrow. I can't help but become nervous, do I have a reason to worry? What are the odds that it's cancer? I am worried because I am a new mom and I am 26 years old and trying to tell myself that it's fine but wanted to know if anyone else has had this and what the outcome was. I do have rheumatoid arthritis and have had it my whole life so I am wondering if this could simply be a rheumatoid nodule. What will the ultrasound really show my doctor and if it was something major would my blood tests come back a little off? Thanks in advance..
Posted 3 years ago in Other by iTuneCow

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What is Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland. This gland makes thyroid hormone. It is found in the front of the neck. Thyroid gland tumors often appear as bumps in the neck, called nodules. In most cases, thyroid nodules are not cancerous. Those that are cancerous have the potential to spread throughout the body.

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