Thyroid Cancer

A cancer of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck.Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control.

Symptoms

The thyroid gland makes hormones that help regulate your metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly.
Swelling in the neck.
Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going up to the ears.
Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away.
Trouble swallowing.
Trouble breathing.
A constant cough that is not due to a cold.

Treatment Options​

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
Chemotherapy and Targeted therapies – medicines used to kill cancer cells