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If I am under age 35, and discovered that I have a 1.0cm or smaller thyroid nodule and no previous history of neck radiation or family history of thyroid cancer, do I need to have periodic imaging to make sure it doesn’t turn into cancer?


MedHead Confidence Score: 7
Amount Saved: $500 cost of thyroid ultrasound post


MedHead Message:

A lot of people have thyroid nodules. A LOT! Over 50% of the adult population will have a thyroid nodule identifiable by ultrasound. Only the tiniest fraction develop into thyroid cancer. Do yourself a favor and save the $500 ultrasound cost, along with the follow up doctor visit and treat yourself to a day at a really nice spa.


1. http://www.choosingwisely.org/clinician-lists/acr-ultrasound-for-incidental-thyroid-nodules/ 2. https://www.healthline.com/health/thyroid-ultrasound


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