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Old 06-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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thyroid cancer without biopsy??

My fiance was told a few days ago that he has papillary carcinoma of the thyroid after just a CT scan. He is scheduled for an ultrasound and some more blood tests on Wednesday of this week and has an appt with the oncologist next week, but he hasn't had a biopsy. Is it possible to be able to tell it is cancerous just from a CT scan???

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Old 06-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: thyroid cancer without biopsy??

This is just my opinion, but I think that until a pathologist looks at actual cells from a biopsy, they cannot make a definitive diagnosis. Best wishes to your fiance, I hope everything goes well!

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Re: thyroid cancer without biopsy??

I don't think they will be able to tell anything from the bloodwork, either.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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Re: thyroid cancer without biopsy??

I'm just wondering if you've found out anything more about your fiance's nodule.

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