Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is cancer that develops from the tissues of the thyroid gland. It is a disease in which cells grow abnormally and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms can include swelling or a lump in the neck. Cancer can also occur in the thyroid after spread from other locations, in which case it is not classified as thyroid cancer. Risk factors include radiation exposure at a young age, having an enlarged thyroid, and family history.

Thyroid cancer is generally highly treatable with an excellent cure rate.
  • Symptoms
  • Mass or swelling at the neck

    • Immobile mass

    • Rapid growth

    • Firm mass

    • Irregular surface

    • At the center

    • Painless

    common

    Strained voice

    common

    Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes

    • Beneath jaw or at neck, Above collar bones

    Swallowing difficulties

    • For 2 weeks or more

    • Foods and drinks

    Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Recurrent

    • Dry

    Weight loss

    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    Excessive sweating

  • Risk factors
  • Family history of thyroid cancer

  • Treatment
  • The treatment options for thyroid cancer might include: 1-Surgery for Thyroid Cancer. 2-Radioactive Iodine (Radioiodine) Therapy for Thyroid Cancer. 3-Thyroid Hormone Therapy. 4-External Beam Radiation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer. 5-Chemotherapy for Thyroid Cancer. 6-Targeted Drug Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Thyroid Cancer, then visit an endocrinologist as soon as possible.

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