You may have recently noticed a small bump called a nodule on your thyroid gland and brought this to your doctor’s attention. Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone.
The great majority of thyroid nodules aren’t serious and don’t cause symptoms, but a small percentage can be cancerous. Your doctor may recommend a diagnostic radiology procedure called a thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy to test a sample of the nodule and ensure it is benign. Below, we will discuss what […]