|Sunday, 01 March 2009 16:39|
What is a thyroid nodule? Should I be concerned about my thyroid nodule?
Thyroid nodules are very common, occurring in as many as 2/3 (66%) of the population. 95% of all thyroid nodules are benign. Usually if thyroid function is normal and the nodule is not causing any problems, benign nodules can be followed and not surgically removed. The 5% of thyroid nodules that are cancer tend to be very treatable and have a very good prognosis.
If one has a thyroid nodule it is important to have an endocrinologist examine the nodule. The endocrinologist will most likely take blood work and do a fine needle biopsy of the nodule. Remember, most nodules are benign.
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