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.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

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