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Your Health: 2-4-13 Thyroid awareness

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It's thyroid awareness month.

More than 20 million Americans, both men and women have some type of thyroid disorder.

One myth about the thyroid is that only women get thyroid disease.

It's less likely to happen; but, men are also susceptible.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck.

The most common thyroid condition is under active thyroid.

But, it can also be overactive or enlarged and people can get thyroid nodules or cancer.

Another common myth is that all patients who have their thyroid removed will have a big scar across their neck.

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