This is a difficult question because the apparent answer would be if it's working, why fix it? The answer is the fact that statistically the pre-malignancy rate for the type of neoplasms found is pretty high, and because of the nature and location it is unwise as a rule to leave them alone til they start to show signs of malignant change, because by then there's no guarantee the "seeding" of them won't already have begun. This is why this is a very common reason for thyroidectomy, and just from my personal perspective, this is what I would want for a loved one or would do for myself. Sooner or later the thing is almost certain to become malignant, and by then the whole process becomes a lot more complex.
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John Kenyon, EMT, CCT
Non-invasive cardiology tech, Emergency and Critical Care technician, Critical Incident Stress Mgmt. specialist