Roughly half of adults over 40 have thyroid nodules. While these lumps in the thyroid gland are common and usually not cause for alarm, doctors say it’s a good idea to have any type of lump or nodule checked out. Watch this video to see how to check your neck for thyroid nodules at home.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that a gene is associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers.
Roughly half of adults over age 40 could have thyroid nodules. Experts don’t believe they are occurring more often, rather technology advances make them more likely to get detected. Find out how nodules are treated if your doctor finds one.
Thyroid nodules generally don’t lead to any serious problems. In certain cases, however, a nodule can prompt your doctor to take a closer look. Here are four cases where thyroid nodules may require further attention.
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