X-Ray of a thyroid
Feel a lump in your neck, having trouble swallowing or notice a voice change?

Could it be a thyroid nodule?

Thyroid nodules are round or oval-shaped growths on the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are extremely common and are not usually harmful; approximately 95% are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions. Thyroid nodules are primarily without symptoms, and usually found when a routine clinical exam is being performed. Although mostly non-cancerous, several risk factors for the development of thyroid cancer have been identified and depend in part upon age, gender, radiation exposure, and family history. An ultrasound of the thyroid is the best, easiest and most non-invasive tool to evaluate thyroid nodules. The appropriate treatment of thyroid nodules will depend upon the type of nodule that forms.

Thyroid nodules can be managed well when evaluated/diagnosed and treated by a highly trained thyroid medical professional. If you are looking for more information regarding Thyroid nodules, the Thyroid Virtual Clinic offers a safe, effective and convenient (100% online) way to answer questions about these thyroid conditions from the comfort of your own home or workplace.