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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. 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2012 17:19
 

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