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Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer is a disease that affects the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located in the front part of the neck. Early stages of thyroid cancer usually has no symptoms, it is just a small lump in the thyroid. As the cancer grows, it may produce the following symptoms: Neck Mass, Hoarseness, Neck Pain, Swallowing Difficulty, Breathing Difficulty, and Swollen Glands.

Potential thyroid cacner symptoms include :

  • a lump in the neck that gradually increases in size, with or without pain. The patient may experience difficulty swallowing or breathing. A lump that can be felt in the neck is the most frequent thyroid cancer symptom. Thyroid nodules are common, and in most cases they are benign.
  • The patient may experience hoarseness in his voice with difficulty speaking. He may also feel pain in the throat or neck.
  • Swelling of lymph nodes is also a thyroid cancer symptom.
  • A persistent cough that is not from a cold may also be a symptom of thyroid cancer.

Commonly, these signs and symptoms will indicate problems other than cancer. However, people who notice any symptoms should see their doctor.

thyroid cancer symptoms : the neck view

Summary of thyroid cancer symptoms :

  • A lump or nodule that can be felt in the front of the neck near the Adam's apple is the most frequent sign of thyroid cancer.
  • Neck swelling.
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Voice may become hoarse. Difficulty speaking.
  • A persistent cough that is not from a cold.
  • Tiight or full feeling in the neck and difficulty breathing or swallowing.
  • Throat and Neck pain.

These symptoms are not sure signs of thyroid cancer. An infection, a benign goiter, or another problem also could cause these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.

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