Dec 30, 2010 - 11:40 pm
I am trying to find out if it is possible for thyroid nodules to transition from benign to malignant over time. I have had two fine needle biopsies of a solitary thyroid nodule in the past 3 1/2 years and both have been benign. I went in for an ultrasound after 24 months and the nodule has grown in volume by 45%. My doctor wanted to go straight to a thyroid scan and uptake before doing a third fna. The results showed a cold nodule, which was no surprise (85% are cold on scan). I am now scheduled for a third fna? I should say that my mother had Hashimotos and papillary thyroid cancer 14 years ago and my younger sister has Hashimotos. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.