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I had a FNA on a calcified thyroid nodule 2 years ago. My

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Hello. I had a FNA on a calcified thyroid nodule 2 years ago. My doctor told me that the results were negative. I just asked her for a copy of the results because I need to take them to another appointment and the result that she released to me says "There is no component information for this result." What does this mean? I'm concerned that the specimen was never tested and my doctor misinformed me about the results being negative. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

that could mean the FNA biopsy sample didn't get enough cells to make a conclusion about the nodule on the biopsy

often times, FNA biopsies can not take out enough cells to make a diagnosis

do you have the full FNA pathology report there in your hands?

is that all it says?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's all it says on the online result, but the doctor said that there's also part of the report that says "FINAL CYTOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: Right Lobe Thyroid, Fine Needle Aspiration: Benign thyroid nodule; see Comment." I don't know why I can't see that part of the result.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that means the biopsy was benign and there was no cancer.

I don't know why you can't see that part of the results.

it sounds like your biopsy was confirmatory that it was benign.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay. Thank you. Do benign nodules ever become cancerous?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is super super super super super super rare for benign nodules to turn cancerous.

you don't have to worry about this

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome

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