Thyroid Cancer

To learn more about thyroid cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.

To view thyroid cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Thyroid cancer can be found early and in many cases treated successfully. The most common signs and symptoms of include a lump or swelling in the neck, pain in the front of the neck (which may reach the ears), persistent changes in your voice or hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or breathing and/or a persistent cough.1
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  • A few risk factors associated with thyroid cancer include radiation exposure, having had head or neck radiation in childhood and/or being overweight or obese and iodine in the diet. Thyroid cancer is 3x more common in women than in men. Although the genetic basis is unclear, having a first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child) with thyroid cancer increases your risk. There are also several inherited conditions that have been linked to different types of thyroid cancer.2
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  • Connecting with other people that have thyroid cancer online, in person and/or via one-to-one matching can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.

 

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Additional Resources

American Thyroid Association
703-998-8890
thyroid.org

Light of Life Foundation
609-409-0900
lightoflifefoundation.org

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association
877-588-7904
thyca.org