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Would A Biopsy Test For Thyroid Cancer Reveal Any Other Types Of Cancer?

Postby Gwilym » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:34 pm

I am going to make another appt. with my dr. tomorrow, but just a quick question that is bothering me, maybe someone can help. I had a fine-needle biopsy done on some thyroid nodules about a year ago, and it showed they were benign. Now I am noticing nodes in other places, and I am wondering if the same test they did for my thyroid nodules would reveal any other type of cancer, such as lymphoma (I am pretty alarmed because it has occurred to me that I have a few symptoms of lymphoma, but I'm wondering now if they would have caught that while doing the test for my thyroid). Thank you for your input!
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Would A Biopsy Test For Thyroid Cancer Reveal Any Other Types Of Cancer?

Postby Constantinos » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:36 pm

No it wouldn't.. Well only if they were blood cancers.
Stop trying to give yourself cancer.
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Would A Biopsy Test For Thyroid Cancer Reveal Any Other Types Of Cancer?

Postby Burhbank » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 pm

No. A thyroid biopsy would only show what was going on in the thyroid, not elsewhere. Also, a biopsy a year ago might not necessarily be any use if something has happened in the meantime.

Not all swollen lymph nodes are lymphoma either, but your doctor is the best person to advise you on the likely diagnosis.
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Would A Biopsy Test For Thyroid Cancer Reveal Any Other Types Of Cancer?

Postby Noel » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 pm

No, they would have to do further testing.
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