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Thyroid Nodule

Thyroid Nodule

Thyroid nodules are growths in the thyroid, a gland in the front of your neck. Most of them are harmless.

All or part of the thyroid gland may be removed if a nodule is cancer or if it causes problems with breathing or swallowing.

Last Revised: September 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

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