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I was given an intermediate grading of thy2/thy3f from a FNA.

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I was given an intermediate grading of thy2/thy3f from a FNA. What does this mean?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

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Customer: Elisha. Hi.
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Hi Elisha

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TH2 means benign

Dr. Phil, MD :

TH3 means they don't know. could be cancer could be benign

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so you will need an excisional biopsy

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where they cut out a larger chunk

Customer: Would that be the only other option?
Dr. Phil, MD :

you could repeat an FNA but it might not be helpful

Customer: what did they mean when they said intermediate grading?
Dr. Phil, MD :

that means the cells are not really benign or really aggressive looking

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in the middle

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I suggest a larger biopsy

Customer: in your experience how many of these gradings turn out to be cancerous? And when they do take a larger chunk out, would that mean taking thyroid hormone replace me
Customer: replacement hormone?
Dr. Phil, MD :

In my experience that vast majority are benign

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No, you would likely not need replacement

Customer: okay. Thank you very much Dr.Phil. Very reassuring.
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you're welcome :)

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