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What are symptoms of thyroid cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Early cancer may be asymptomatic.
Common symptoms include, mass in the neck over the trachea, lateral mass due to metastases in the lymph nodes of the neck. Metastases to other organs, e.g., lung and bone may be the first symptoms. If the cancer produces hormone, anxiety, nervousness, high pulse rate, heat intolerance, weight loss etc due to hyperthyroid state may be the presenting feature.

In brief: Variable
Early cancer may be asymptomatic.
Common symptoms include, mass in the neck over the trachea, lateral mass due to metastases in the lymph nodes of the neck. Metastases to other organs, e.g., lung and bone may be the first symptoms. If the cancer produces hormone, anxiety, nervousness, high pulse rate, heat intolerance, weight loss etc due to hyperthyroid state may be the presenting feature.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Inderjit Deol
Usually mass in the front of neck over trachea. If tumor is large, it presses trachea and may cause difficulty in breathing. If already metastasized, patient may come with loss of weight.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A painless lump
Most people with thyroid cancer do not have symptoms - they have a painless lump in the thyroid (we call it a nodule).
Sometimes (especially younger patients) can have a palpable lymph node as the first sign. Rarely, very aggressive cancers can become large and cause symptoms of breathing obstruction.

In brief: A painless lump
Most people with thyroid cancer do not have symptoms - they have a painless lump in the thyroid (we call it a nodule).
Sometimes (especially younger patients) can have a palpable lymph node as the first sign. Rarely, very aggressive cancers can become large and cause symptoms of breathing obstruction.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck
In brief: Symptoms
Thyroid mass (most common) Enlarged lymph nodes (more common in childhood form) Hoarse voice.

In brief: Symptoms
Thyroid mass (most common) Enlarged lymph nodes (more common in childhood form) Hoarse voice.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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