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Top 10 Thyroid Disease Myths Busted

Myth: A Lump Means Cancer

Myth: A Lump Means Cancer

Myth: A lump in your thyroid means you have cancer.

Reality: Thyroid lumps or nodules are relatively common, but thyroid cancer is fairly rare. In fact, fewer than 10 percent of thyroid lumps are cancerous.

 

By Jenilee Matz, MPH. Jenilee is a medical writer, health educator and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC. Published January 24, 2012.