The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck; it helps to regulate body temperature and energy levels.
Many diseases can affect the thyroid:
If your doctor suspects that you may have thyroid disease, he or she may refer you for further testing, which may include performing a biopsy.
The pathologist will examine your thyroid tissue biopsy sample and provide a diagnosis that will help your doctor formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
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