What Is the Thyroid?2020-06-08T17:15:54+00:00

What Is the
Thyroid?

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What is the thyroid?

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The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body and is responsible for controlling a variety of things, including how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body is to other hormones. In other words, the thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating organ function and metabolism.

The thyroid and parathyroid glands play an active role in your overall health, so any disorders or abnormalities in these glands may be harmful.

Where is the Thyroid?

The thyroid is located in the front of the neck, just below the “Adam’s Apple.” It’s butterfly-shaped with the “wings” being the left and right thyroid lobes that wrap around the trachea.

Thyroid Gland
Overview

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Our Thyroid and Parathyroid Experts

Henry Ho

Thyroid Cancer Testimonial

Overall, thyroid cancer remains a relatively uncommon form of cancer. However, due to new technological innovations, which are able to detect the disease early on, diagnoses are on the rise. This early detection capacity ultimately bodes well for treatment and for increasing one’s chances for long term survival.

Dennis was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was referred to Henry N. Ho, M.D., a board certified otolaryngologist, specializing in head and neck cancer, president of The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates and co-director of the Head and Neck Program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

Read His Story

Thyroid Cancer
Treatment

Click the photo to view a thyroid cancer patient testimonial and how it has affected his life.

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