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Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Lump in the neck

Thyroid cancers may produce a lump in neck over the thyroid; if functional, the tumor may express as hyperthyroidism and cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, weight loss, intolerance to heat etc.
Many cancers may be asymptomatic and may only be picked up during a physical examination. Some may not become apparent till metastases develop in the local lymph nodes.

In brief: Lump in the neck

Thyroid cancers may produce a lump in neck over the thyroid; if functional, the tumor may express as hyperthyroidism and cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, weight loss, intolerance to heat etc.
Many cancers may be asymptomatic and may only be picked up during a physical examination. Some may not become apparent till metastases develop in the local lymph nodes.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: NO symptoms

No symptoms in early stages, for any swelling on thyroid you must see your physician.

In brief: NO symptoms

No symptoms in early stages, for any swelling on thyroid you must see your physician.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. William Biggs
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Most have no symptom

The majority of thyroid cancers are identified by finding a nodule on the thyroid, either by feeling it or by an imaging study.
In the minority of cases a person may complain of pain in the thyroid area, trouble swallowing, hoarse voice, or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Have your family doctor examine your neck or look at : https://www.Aace.Com/sites/alt.Aace.Com/files/pdfs/neck_check.Pdf.

In brief: Most have no symptom

The majority of thyroid cancers are identified by finding a nodule on the thyroid, either by feeling it or by an imaging study.
In the minority of cases a person may complain of pain in the thyroid area, trouble swallowing, hoarse voice, or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Have your family doctor examine your neck or look at : https://www.Aace.Com/sites/alt.Aace.Com/files/pdfs/neck_check.Pdf.
Dr. William Biggs
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