What is the thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland (repe tenga) is found in the lower front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried throughout the body. Thyroid hormones are important because they help the body use energy and, stay warm and keep your brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.
What are thyroid nodules?
Thyroid nodules are lumps that form inside the thyroid gland. They may be filled with fluid or thyroid tissue. They're quite common and most people who have them don't notice until their healthcare provider discovers them during a routine examination. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous (benign). However, it's important for all thyroid nodules to be thoroughly investigated so that if cancer (mate pukupuku) is detected, it can be diagnosed and treated at the earliest stage.
Here's a video about thyroid nodules.
(Swedish Seattle, US, 2014)