Thyroid cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop in the thyroid gland. The cysts can be malignant or non-malignant in nature. The shape and size of the cysts may vary in every patient. Some thyroid cysts are entirely filled with fluid whereas others may contain solid mass present in the fluid. Here is some necessary information which will help you to detect thyroid cysts to prevent them from evolving as cancerous masses causing thyroid cancer.
There are no specific and clear causes of thyroid cysts. However, the risk factors that make you vulnerable to thyroid cysts are:
Thyroid cysts which are smaller in size (1mm to 3mm) are sometimes difficult to detect because they do not show symptoms and often get diagnosed during a physical examination.
The larger cysts may or may get exposed early but it might lead you to following conditions:
Although, the possibility of thyroid cysts developing into thyroid cancer is relatively low but their early detection will ensure better protection against the fatal cancer.
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