Management of Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Gland Enlargement

Thyroid Health

The term “thyroid nodule” refers to any abnormal growth that forms a lump on the thyroid gland. Although the majority of thyroid nodules are benign (not cancerous), a small percentage of nodules are cancerous, therefore it is important to evaluate any thyroid nodule or swelling to determine whether there is an indication of cancer.

In order to evaluate and diagnose thyroid nodules or swelling we use the following tools:

  • Personal and Family history
  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • 2D ultrasound of the thyroid and neck
  • Fine needle biopsy
  • Other imaging tests e.g Nuclear scan or CT scan


Apffelstaedt, Hoosain & Associates is a multi-disciplinary Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid centre offering comprehensive clinical, and appropriate imaging assessment services, for any breast, thyroid and parathyroid health and cancer-related matters.


47 Hennie Winterbach St
Panorama , Cape Town 7500

Paramount Healthcare Centre
Windhoek, Cnr. Heliodoor & Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed Streets
Eros, Windhoek, Namibia


Cape Town +27 (0)21 930 2662 Sharecall (SA Only) 08600 62662 Namibia +264 (0) 61 287 1125 (Direct) / +264 (0)61 287 1103 (PHCC reception)
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