- Pain in the neck and ears
- Trouble breathing as well as wheezing
- Hoarse voice
- Frequent cough that is not related to illness
- Troubles swallowing
- Lump and/or swelling in the neck (the most common symptom)
Doctors determine that a patient has thyroid cancer by running a biopsy and finding cancerous cells. They remove a small piece of thyroid tissue and then send it for observation. In some situations, results may be unclear which lead to more serious procedures. For treatment, the patient has to go through surgery and radioactive iodine. A suggested way of helping cope with cancer is by joining cancer support groups.
There are many risk factors associated with thyroid cancer and the following are the most common:
- Age plays a vital role
- Females have a higher risk, but men can get thyroid cancer too
- Family history
- Radiation treatments
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Wishing everyone a fantastic September and great start to the school year!