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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be prevented?

Since the specific cause for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules is unknown, there is no way to prevent them. The risk factors cannot be controlled or changed through lifestyle behaviors. Certain disorders (genetic or autoimmune) may increase your risk. Childhood radiation has been linked to developing thyroid nodules. Finally, an iodine deficiency may be a contributor to the development of thyroid nodules.

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