Thyroid cancer is a rare condition. It means that the doctor has discovered a nodule in your thyroid and it has been tested and biopsied and found to be cancerous. Most nodules in the thyroid are not cancerous. Thyroid nodules are common and are usually benign.


  • Thyroid cancer facts
  • What is thyroid cancer?
  • Symptoms of thyroid cancer
  • How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
  • How to perform a thyroid neck check
Thyroid cancer occurs more often in women than men.
Thyroid cancer is one of the most survivable cancers.
Most people diagnosed with thyroid cancer are between the ages of 20 and 55
It is prevelant in Hispanics and Pacific Islanders.
The incidence of thyroid cancer has more than doubled over the last three decades.
SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Thyroid Cancer


Symptoms of thyroid cancer:

A quickly growing lump in the neck                                           Pain in the front of the neck Hoarseness                       Trouble swallowing                    A constant cough

These are fairly common symptoms that could be from many other health concerns so it is obviously essential to get a doctors diagnosis.

Thyroid lumps (nodules) are common and are usually benign.


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