A thyroid nodule is a firm lump in the thyroid gland. Depending on the size and location, the nodule may or may not be visible or palpable (touched or felt) on exam. A thyroid nodule may be cancerous or benign (not cancerous). The majority of thyroid nodules in both children and adults are benign.
The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP is one of the few centers in the nation dedicated to the unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease.