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How common are thyroid cysts?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Thyroid cysts are not very common. They are a type of thyroid nodule or lump. Though it has been estimated that between 10 and 50 percent of the population may have thyroid nodules, thyroid cysts make up only a small portion of that number.

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