Thyroid cancer in the early stages, generally, does not cause any symptoms. A small lump or nodule in the neck is the most common symptom. Majority of thyroid nodules, however, are not cancerous. Nodules can be caused by many benign conditions, and only one per cent of these lumps are actually cancerous. As the cancer grows and involves other tissues in the neck, it can cause symptoms that include:
These are some symptoms that may be present in a person with thyroid cancer; but they are not sure signs of thyroid cancer. Many other problems such as infection, a benign goiter or another problem can cause similar symptoms. You should consult a doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Your doctor can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat the problem.
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