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Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.

Thyroid problems include

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Illustration of the thyroid showing the parathyroid glands
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  1. Thyroid Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in ...
  2. Hyperthyroidism (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in ...
  3. Hypothyroidism (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in ...
  4. Thyroid Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It makes hormones that help ... There are several types of cancer of the thyroid gland. You are at greater risk if you ...
  5. Thyroid Surgery Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Thyroid Surgery Introduction The thyroid gland is an important gland that helps regulate the way the body works. Different diseases can affect the thyroid gland. ...
  6. Thyroid tumor; Thyroid adenoma; Thyroid carcinoma; Thyroid incidentaloma ... Thyroid nodules are growths of cells in the thyroid gland. These growths can be: Not cancer (benign) ...
  7. Ultrasound - thyroid; Thyroid sonogram; Thyroid echogram ... the area being studied (in this case, the thyroid gland). A computer looks at the pattern that ...
  8. Scan - thyroid; Radioactive iodine uptake and scan test - thyroid; Nuclear scan - thyroid ... you wait as the iodine collects in the thyroid. The first scan is usually done 4 to ...
  9. Thyroid nodule fine needle aspirate biopsy; Biopsy - thyroid - skinny-needle; Skinny-needle thyroid biopsy ... cleaned. A thin needle is inserted into the thyroid, and a sample of thyroid cells and fluid ...
  10. Thyroid - medullary carcinoma; Cancer - thyroid (medullary carcinoma); MTC ... The cause of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid (MTC) is unknown. Unlike other types of thyroid cancer, MTC is less likely to be caused by radiation therapy to the neck given ...
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