Patient EducationNov | 26 | 2019
Treatment for thyroid nodules depends on whether the nodules are benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Many benign thyroid nodules will stay the same size and only need periodic check-ins with the care team. Larger nodules are often removed surgically, particularly in children. Malignant thyroid nodules always need treatment. This includes surgery, administration of radioactive iodine, and sometimes additional measures.