A 35-year-old member asked:
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how common is follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Very: They are very common.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Fairly common: Most thyroid nodules are benign, and many of those benign nodules are follicular adenomas.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012
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