Related Conditions and Treatments
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Familial adenomatous polyposis is a rare genetic condition associated with the growth of dozens to hundreds of polyps in the GI tract.
Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid disorder that increases metabolism and can affect many cells throughout the body.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is an inherited genetic multiple endocrine neoplasia that causes tumors to grow in several of the body’s hormone-producing, endocrine organs.
PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS)
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) is a genetic disorder caused by a defect in a gene called PTEN.
Radioactive Iodine Therapy
Radioactive iodine therapy is used to destroy thyroid cells for the treatment of thyroid cancer or Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism).
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
A thyroglossal duct cyst is a mass or lump in the front part of neck that is filled with fluid.
Thyroid Cancer in Children
Pediatric thyroid cancer (also called thyroid carcinoma) occurs when cells in the thyroid gland become abnormal and grow out of control.
Thyroid Scan (Thyroid Scintigraphy)
A thyroid scan (thyroid scintigraphy) is a diagnostic nuclear medicine test that provides information about the structure and function of the thyroid.
A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland.