Thyroid & Parathyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls your metabolism, temperature regulation, and keeps your muscles and organs working properly.

Thyroid and Parathyroid

Thyroid & Parathyroid Conditions

Goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. A goiter can develop in one or both sides of the thyroid gland.

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In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland is producing too much hormone. This excess of thyroid hormone causes the body’s metabolism to be overactive.

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Thyroid nodules are uncommon in childhood, and thyroid cancer is uncommon in children. Still, it is the most common endocrine malignancy in children.

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Thyroid cancer is very common, particularly in women. It is now one of the most common cancers found in women.

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A nodule is an area of abnormal growth within the thyroid gland. Some people have a single nodule while others have multiple nodules within the gland.

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SPOTLIGHT

Thyroid Goiter

Goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. A goiter can develop in one or both sides of the thyroid gland.

Hyperthyroidism

In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland is producing too much hormone. This excess of thyroid hormone causes the body’s metabolism to be overactive.

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is very common, particularly in women. It is now one of the most common cancers found in women.

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