Can right lobe goiter progress to cancer?

Can right lobe goiter progress to cancer? 4

Can right lobe goiter progress to cancer?

I don’t know what this disease is, is it dangerous?


Right lobe goiter is a condition in which enlarged nodules or tumors appear in the right lobe of the thyroid gland, also known as thyroid nodules.

Thyroid nodules can be benign or malignant.

The doctor examines the neck to check for abnormalities in the thyroid gland.

Over 95% of right lobe goiters are benign, less than 5% of cases are cancerous.

Right lobe goiter is divided into 3 types for treatment: benign goiter, malignant goiter, and right lobe goiter that secretes too much hormone.

Treatment of benign goiter: Most patients with benign right lobe goiter do not need specific treatment.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA – radiofrequency ablation) is often used for benign tumors.

Treatment of malignant goiter: People with malignant right lobe goiter need to have the entire thyroid gland removed.

Treatment of thyroid nodules that secrete too much hormone: This type is treated in many ways including treatment with synthetic antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine or surgical removal.

People with right lobe goiter who are being treated with medication or have had surgery need to have regular check-ups as prescribed by their doctor.

Although right lobe goiter does not affect health much, 5% of cases still have malignant goiter.

Dr. Tran Dong Hai, Department of Endocrinology – Diabetes, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

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