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A 42-year-old woman has her thyroid removed because of Hashimoto disease. An incidental finding on gross examination of the thyroid is of a firm white nodule of diameter 1 cm that has poorly defined and irregular margins. If this suspicious nodule proves to contain cancer on permanent sections, which of the following types would statistically be most likely?

A. Anaplastic carcinoma
B. Follicular carcinoma
C. Medullary carcinoma
D. Papillary carcinoma
E. Squamous cell carcinoma
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A 42-year-old woman has her thyroid removed because of Hashimoto disease. An incidental finding on gross examination of the thyroid is of a firm white nodule of diameter 1 cm that has poorly defined and irregular margins. If this suspicious nodule proves to contain cancer on permanent sections, which of the following types would statistically be most likely?

A. Anaplastic carcinoma
B. Follicular carcinoma
C. Medullary carcinoma
D. Papillary carcinoma
E. Squamous cell carcinoma

I will go for B.
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Definitely B. The classic presentation of follicular thyroid cancer is a solitary nodule with invasion and irregular margins. Note that hashimoto disease is associated with lymphoma of the thyroid which is not in the choices.
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it's D - Papillary Carcinoma
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'If this suspicious nodule proves to contain cancer on permanent sections, which of the following types would statistically be most likely?'

I think the question is specifically asking which is statistically the commonest thyroid cancer thus the answer is papillary.
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Answer D. Papillary carcinoma
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