What Happens After You Discover A Thyroid Nodule?

Thyroid nodules, sometimes known as goiters, are a common and usually harmless phenomenon that involves a growth of cells within the thyroid gland. However, in some cases, a thyroid nodule may be something more serious, such as cancer or cells that elevate thyroid hormone levels, and thus pose a health risk. In these cases, a thyroid nodule may require the attention of a surgical specialist, usually an otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) experienced in treating disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.