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What is a thyroid adenoma?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: A benign tumor
Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue.
A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone.

In brief: A benign tumor
Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue.
A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Benign, non-cancer
Growth in thyroid gland.

In brief: Benign, non-cancer
Growth in thyroid gland.
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