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    Thyroid Nodules - Surgery

    Surgery (thyroidectomy) is the best treatment for thyroid nodules that are:

    • Cancerous (malignant).
    • Suspected to be cancerous.
    • Noncancerous (benign) but large enough to cause problems with breathing or swallowing.

    People who develop thyroid nodules after receiving radiation treatment to the head, neck, or chest are more likely to need surgery because their risk for developing thyroid cancer is greater. But most nodules in people who have had radiation therapy are not cancerous.

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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