Re: What is the main reason they do surgery for a 4 cm nodule
While I'm not 100% sure of the answer, I *think* surgery is done on larger nodules since an FNA doesn't get enough cells to rule out cancer....another reason could be if the nodule is compressing anything.
Why don't you consult an ENT?
That's the type of specialist you'd need anyway if you opted for surgery.
And, if you've already consulted with an ENT, I see no reason why you can't get a second opinion.
I wouldn't put words in the doctor's mouth about surgery - I'd see what he/she has to say about the nodule...
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010
Last edited by sammy64; 07-28-2012 at 04:49 PM.