Thyroid Problems/Thyroid Nodule

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My mom had a ultrasound and it showed a nodule or calcium deposit. Doc ordered a CT Scan and currently awaiting results. Should I be overly concerned that it is cancerous? Doc mentioned most cases are non cancerous but am very worried. Thank you

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Nodules can just be signs of inflammation, the follow up CT is the next step in determining if there needs to be further investigation into this or not. Many people have them, which is why further imaging will help. Worrying about it doesn't make your mother better, but I certainly understand the concern.  

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Dr. Kalli Prater

Expertise

Questions pertaining to the holistic treatment of thyroid disorders including nutrition and supplementation for Hashimoto's, hypo and hyper thyroidism. Questions relating to Lab tests and proper lab testing for thyroid conditions as well.

Experience

As a functional medicine focused practitioner the majority of my practice has focused around Thyroid conditions. I help people to switch to less toxic medications through educating their prescribing physician, support thyroid function with diet/nutrition and natural supplementation as well as educate the patient on support for other systems effected by Thyroid disorders.

Organizations
American Chiropractic Association

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in Sports Medicine Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences 100 Hour Acupuncture Certificate

Awards and Honors
Best of the Fox Women's Health Center 2015

Past/Present Clients
Many patients come in to me having been on medications for years still feeling horrible from their condition but told they are "fine" based on lab testing. Other's come to me after having had their "thyroid checked many times over the years and it's normal" to find that many doctors are not properly running lab tests to determine if people have an auto immune attack to their thyroid or looking at more than just TSH levels which checks your pituitary function.

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