Our expert says:
Mim, as a rule of thumb a solitary nodule is more likely to be cancerous than a multinodular thyroid. If you want to be more certain that the nodules are benign you can ask your surgeon to do a fine needle aspiration.
There are risks involved with having your thyroid removed (during and after the operation) and if the surgeons both feel that there is no risk of cancer, I would not go that far if I were you.
You should be able to control your weight if you take Eltroxin®, watch what you eat and exercise regularly.
Unfortunately two benign nodules don’t 100% guarantee that the others will be benign, but it’s almost a 100%. The lady in question had one nodule an no previous benign ones and this definitely is a different situation than yours. In the end nobody will be able to guarantee that you won’t get thyroid cancer, but your chances are remote. Good luck.
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