15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know from 15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know

15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know

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15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know

One of the most important parts of our bodies is also one of the smallest ones. The thyroid, butterfly-shaped gland on the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple, releases hormones that have a huge impact on metabolism, among other processes. About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, according to American Thyroid Association estimates. Most people will develop nodules as they age. But few of them are actually cancerous.

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