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What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

August 12, 2019

Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary.

“But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though, we need to evaluate them further based on the features we see. Usually, the patient will usually end up getting an ultrasound. . . . and sometimes we’ll need to do a biopsy for more information.”

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Dr. Carrie Carsello, who is a member of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, is accepting patients by referral in her office at 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain. For an appointment, call 860.827.6068.

Material from Healthwise was included in this report.