In a small group of patients, the thyroid nodule is cancerous. The treatment for a thyroid nodule will depend if the nodule is benign, malignant or causes hyperthyroidism.
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Reviewed January 26, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith