The thyroid gland is small and is found at the front of the neck. It is part of the endocrine system and helps regulate body temperature, digestion, and some elements of heart function by producing and releasing hormones.
Treatment Options for Thyroid Masses
The first step in treating a thyroid mass is to have an evaluation to determine its cause and if it may be cancerous. Thyroid hormone therapy, radioactive iodine, and anti-thyroid medications can be used for treatment.
There is also a surgery available in which the masses are removed. This may be required if a thyroid mass is interfering with your ability to breathe or swallow normally. If the mass is found not to be cancerous and is not growing more prominent, no treatment is necessary.