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Symptoms of Thyroid cancer

Symptoms of Thyroid cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of thyroid cancer can vary among individuals. However, there are generally no symptoms in the early stage of thyroid cancer. When symptoms do appear, they can include an enlarged thyroid or the develoment of a lump of nodule in the thyroid, located in the front of the neck in the throat area. Other symptoms may include an ongoing cough, hoarse voice, swollen lymph nodes (lymphedema), difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking, difficulty breathing, and pain in the throat or neck.

Untreated and/or advanced thyroid cancer can grow and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, such as the brain, lungs, and liver and can eventually become terminal....more about Thyroid cancer »

Symptoms of Thyroid cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Thyroid cancer includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Thyroid cancer:

Early thyroid cancer often does not cause symptoms . But as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

  • A lump, or nodule, in the front of the neck near the Adam's apple;

  • Hoarseness or difficulty speaking in a normal voice;

  • Swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck;

  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing; or

  • Pain in the throat or neck.

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. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Thyroid cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Thyroid cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Thyroid cancer signs or Thyroid cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Thyroid cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Thyroid cancer symptoms.


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