Thyroid nodule

What is a thyroid nodule? A nodule is an abnormal growth in the thyroid gland. Large nodules can be felt or seen as a lump in the front of the neck. Finding a nodule in your thyroid gland does not necessarily mean that you have cancer. A nodule can be caused by non-cancerous growth or …
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Hurthle cell carcinoma

What is Hurthle cell carcinoma? A Hurthle cell carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. It is made up of large pink cells called Hurthle cells. This type of cancer is more likely to develop in older adults and it is rarely seen in children. Patients with Hurthle cell carcinoma may notice a growth or lump …
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Hurthle cell adenoma

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for Hurthle cell adenoma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is a Hurthle cell adenoma? A Hurthle cell adenoma is a non-cancerous type of thyroid tumour. It …
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Follicular neoplasm of the thyroid gland

What does follicular neoplasm mean? Follicular neoplasm is a term pathologists use to describe a tumour in the thyroid gland. This diagnosis is usually made after a procedure called a fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Follicular neoplasm is a preliminary diagnosis that includes both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions. These conditions include: Adenomatoid nodule – Adenomatoid nodule is …
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Follicular thyroid carcinoma

What is follicular thyroid carcinoma? Follicular thyroid carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour starts from the follicular cells normally found in the thyroid gland and is the second most common thyroid cancer in adults. Follicular carcinoma is more likely to develop in older adults and it is rarely seen in children.   …
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Follicular adenoma in the thyroid gland

What is a follicular adenoma in the thyroid gland? A follicular adenoma is a non-cancerous thyroid tumour. The tumour is made up of the same kind of follicles found in the normal thyroid gland. The cells in a follicular adenoma are separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin tissue barrier called a tumour …
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