Dr. James Lee on the Dr. Oz Show: How to Test Your Thyroid
Dr. Lee says that fifteen to thirty percent of the U.S. population have thyroid nodules. Most are not cancerous. When a lump is found, a needle biopsy is performed to see if the nodule is malignant or benign. In the event of cancer, the thyroid gland is removed and the patient takes a pill to replace the hormones normally produced in the gland.