The thyroid gland is a small gland located in the front of the neck below the larynx (Adam's apple). The thyroid produces hormones which regulate metabolism.
Below are diseases & conditions associated with the thyroid.
Condition in which the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone.
Autoimmune disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland.
Inflammation of the thyroid gland which usually occurs after an upper respiratory.
Benign tumor of the thyroid gland.
A painless inflammation of the thyroid gland that can occur in the mother after delivery.
Condition in which the thyroid produces low levels of thyroid hormone.
Disease that develops when the immune system makes antibodies that attack and eventually destroy the thyroid gland.
Thyroid and Pregnancy
Thyroid disorder occurring around or during pregnancy. Most common is hypothyroidism.
Cancer in the thyroid gland.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer of the follicular cells in thyroid tissue.
Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Cancer of the follicular cells in the thyroid.
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Cancer in which the malignant nodules compress the surrounding neck tissues.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Cancer of the parafollicular cells (C cells) of the thyroid.
Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Abnormal benign growths which form a lump in the thyroid gland.