Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland due to a variety of causes. The condition can cause difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Graves' disease

Hurthle cell cancer


Thyroid cancer

For people diagnosed with the most common forms of thyroid cancer, the prognosis is usually excellent.

Thyroid nodules

Most thyroid nodules — lumps in the thyroid gland — cause no problems. But nodules that affect swallowing, produce excess thyroid hormone or are malignant require treatment.

Aug. 19, 2014