Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Symptoms are not apparent with early thyroid cancer. Changes to the thyroid are often only found during exams or tests for other conditions.
In later stages, lumps may appear in the neck. The lumps may or may not cause pain. In some people, the lumps may grow fast. The lumps may press on nearby tissue and cause:
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 12/23/2020
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