How common are follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?


Follicular adenoma thyroid nodules are more common than most people realize. You have a 1 in 10 chance of developing a thyroid nodule, and 9 out of 10 nodules are adenomas (benign). Some sources report that as many as 50% of people have them. The majority of these are undiagnosed and do not cause problems. The specific incidence of follicular adenoma thyroid nodules (as differentiated from other types of non-cancerous thyroid nodules) is not indicated.

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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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