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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: March 14, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
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