I have a very large nodule on my thyroid, does it have to mean cancer?

Posted by cindiwass @cindiwass, Nov 4, 2019

A couple of years ago it was found that I have a very large nodule on one side of my thyroid, and another smaller one on the other side. I did not have a FNA although the clinic wanted me to. (A hospital clinic.) I resisted. But now the time has come for me to go further. I am not feeling particularly sick, but with such a large nodule (almost 2 inches), I realize it could be cancer or something else and I am coming to terms with that. I guess they will want to do a FNA, but I know that is not always a correct indicator of cancer. The endocrinologist wants to do a radioscan of my nearby glands before the FNA. I guess she wants to see if I have nodules elsewhere nearby.
I have a couple of questions, but let’s say they don’t find cancer cells if they give me a FNA. Why would a nodule grow so large if it is benign? I am 75.

i have various nodules but one grew from 1.9mm to 2.1cm and i am having a FNA on March 16 and my thyroid hurts, hope it is nothing bad

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@khali

i have various nodules but one grew from 1.9mm to 2.1cm and i am having a FNA on March 16 and my thyroid hurts, hope it is nothing bad

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@khali As the last post I urge you to see your endocrinologist

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@khali

i have various nodules but one grew from 1.9mm to 2.1cm and i am having a FNA on March 16 and my thyroid hurts, hope it is nothing bad

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@khali I have thyroid nodules that are from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis which is an autoimmune condition. Mine have actually gotten smaller and my thyroid function improved after getting my silver dental amalgam fillings removed. I take less thyroid medicine now, and what I take is natural desiccated pig thyroid. it has all the components needed which are not in the synthetic medications. Some patients cannot convert the components properly and do better on dried pig thyroid hormones. Usually Hashimoto's causes multiple nodules per my doctor. I had a needle biopsy and it turned out fine.

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