Thyroid Program | Conditions and Treatments

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces hormones that are important for growth and metabolism. Pediatric thyroid cancer (also called thyroid carcinoma) occurs when the cells...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. Children with the...

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Hyperthyroidism

Overview If your child is suddenly gaining or losing weight, has become irritable or depressed and is having trouble concentrating in school, it may be time to call the doctor. While these changes can...

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Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

About Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in children: In the fetus, the thyroid gland forms at the bottom of the tongue. Early in fetal life it then “migrates” or moves from the bottom of the tongue downward to...

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