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Old 07-28-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Location: Carlisle, PA
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What is the main reason they do surgery for a 4 cm nodule

My question is, my nodule is 3.9 and the doctor basically told me during my consultation that if it was 4 cm he would send me straight to surgery. So we did the FNAB and it shows benign. I questioned him why a 4cm nodule justifies surgery and my 3.9 is to follow up in 12 months with an ultrasound. His response "Why do you want surgery?"....I don't want surgery, I'm just concerned that it is a now or later situation and why wait 12 months.

I'm not even sure how to go about getting a 2nd opinion and I'm nervous that if I ask about surgery, it's just going to start a new host of problems. Also, concerned because while it came back benign, it sounds like there could be cancer cells lurking in there that they didn't biopsy.

I think I am just a bundle of nerves right now....

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