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Delta Medix Patient General Information

Thyroid Disease/Thyroid Nodule

The thyroid is a hormone-producing organ (or gland) that is located on the front of the neck, just under the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland, which is made up of a right lobe and a left lobe, produces and secretes thyroid hormones into the bloodstream. Thyroid hormones are important to functions that include regulating the metabolic rate and body temperature.

A thyroid nodule is an abnormal growth of thyroid cells within thyroid gland. The most important concern related to thyroid nodules is thyroid cancer, but fortunately thyroid cancer is very rare.