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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
- 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
- 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.
Show Your Support!
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month