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What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer?

symptoms

These are the most common symptoms of thyroid cancer:

  • A lump or swelling over�your thyroid or elsewhere in�your neck�

  • A persistent cough, without symptoms of a cold

  • Hoarseness or other changes in�your voice that are persistent

  • Neck pain, especially in the front of your neck that can radiate up to your ears

  • Swollen lymph nodes

  • Swollen neck

  • Trouble breathing that feels like you are breathing through a straw

  • Trouble swallowing

Less serious medical problems also can cause these symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor promptly.