Thyroid Nodules. Thyroid nodules refer to growths on the thyroid gland. The great majority of thyroid nodules are benign. However about 5% of nodules could be due to thyroid cancer. The way to distinguish a benign nodule from a cancerous one is by performing a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the nodule. Click here to learn more about thyroid nodules.
Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid cancer is a solid tumor that is felt as a nodule or mass in the thyroid gland. About 80% of thyroid cancer is due to papillary thyroid cancer. Follicular thyroid cancer occurs in 10-15% of cases. Medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancer are much less common. About 3 x as many women as men develop thyroid cancer. It is most common after the age of 30 and is more likely to be aggressive in older adults. Click her to learn more about thyroid cancer.
Metabolism and Endocrinology: Abnormal hormone secretion from the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, ovaries or the pituitary gland can lead to weight problems and obesity. Click here to learn more about treating obesity
Metabolic Bone Disease: Endocrinologists treat osteoporosis and disorders of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism that can lead to bone loss. Click here to learn more about osteoporosis