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Dude, where’s my parathyroid?

The parathyroid glands are a small but mighty part of the endocrine system that are very important to your health. Typical people have four parathyroid glands, a pair on each side of the neck located behind the thyroid. The glands produce a substance called PTH, or parathyroid hormone. PTH is the most important regulator of blood calcium levels.

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Dr. Friedman Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer

FAQ’s

Does a thyroid tumor affect my thyroid function?

Thyroid tumors almost never affect function. Patients with a thyroid nodule will usually have normal function. The nodule is something removed because of the risk of malignancy.

How is thyroid cancer treated?

Surgery is almost always curative. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are rarely used. Continue reading Dr. Friedman Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer