Thyroid Cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer. Thyroid Cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid—a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system and the endocrine system produces hormones that regulate the normal functions of the body. Although early Thyroid Cancer has no symptoms but as the cancer progresses, the following symptoms may occurs such as a lump in the throat, cough, hoarseness, pain in the throat and neck, difficulty swallowing and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
HOW IS THYROID CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this cancer is done via x-rays and scan along with checking hormonal imbalances and doing a biopsy or tissue test.
HOW IS THYROID CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer involves surgical procedures where a part of the gland has to be removed because it is affected by the cancer and is thus malignant. Post the surgical period, the patient would also be given radiation and chemotherapy to ensure that the cancer does not recur.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with treatment.