👉If you have thyroid nodules, there are some things you need to know.
👉By the age of 60, more than half of women will have a thyroid nodule.
👉Recent studies show that most are benign (not cancerous), but 4.0% to 6.5% of end up being cancer.
👉Here is what you need to pay attention to:
- If you find out you have a thyroid nodule, check your thyroid functions to see if your thyroid functions normally. It is important to have your thyroid functions regularly monitored.
- Risk factors for developing a thyroid nodule: radiation, smoking, obesity, metabolic syndrome, alcohol consumption and uterine fibroids.
- Biopsy (an examination of the tissue) is needed if thyroid nodules are larger than 1 cm. If your nodule is larger than 1 cm, you experience any thyroid pain or shortness of breath and you have difficulty swallowing, you should consult with your doctor immediately.
- If your nodule is smaller than 1 cm, it is important to regularly consult with your doctor to discover any changes in the nodule in time.
- Zamora EA, Khare S, Cassaro S. Thyroid Nodule. In: StatPearls Publishing. 2020 January.
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