Prognosis of thyroid cancer is favorable; in most patients this cancer is highly curable. Studies have shown that the 5 year survival rates of the most common types of thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular cancers) is about 100% for stage I cancer, which decreases to 50% in people with metastatic disease (stage IV cancer). As most people tend to have non-specific and benign symptoms in the initial stages of the disease, other patients tend to ignore the symptoms.
Consult your doctor if you have any/all of the following symptoms suggestive of some type of significant thyroid problem:
These are some symptoms suggestive of thyroid problem, but they are not definite signs of thyroid cancer. Similar symptoms can be caused in other problems such as infection, goiter (benign enlargement of thyroid). Your doctor can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and thereby, treat the problem.
Symptoms that need urgent consultation
Who to Consult
If you have any problem suggestive of thyroid disease, consult a health professional. Health professionals who can be consulted include:
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.