What is Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are common but usually are not cancer. There are different types of thyroid cancer. Age, gender, and being exposed to radiation can affect the risk of thyroid cancer.

Thyroid cancer Symptoms

  •  A lump (nodule) that can be felt through the skin on your neck.
  • A feeling that close-fitting shirt collars are becoming too tight.
  • Changes to your voice, including increasing hoarseness.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck.
  • Pain in your neck and throat.

Thyroid cancer treatments

The main treatments are: a thyroidectomy – surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid. radioactive iodine treatment – you swallow a radioactive substance that travels through your blood and kills the cancer cells. external radiotherapy – a machine is used to direct beams of radiation at the cancer cells to kill them.

The information on this website is for general educational purpose only. Readers should consult their physician before considering treatment, and should not interpret their condition solely based on the information above.