- Posted by jdavis on August 31, 2011
Early thyroid cancer often does not cause symptoms. But as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:
- A lump, or nodule, in the front of the neck near the Adam’s apple;
- Hoarseness or difficulty speaking in a normal voice;
- Swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck;
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing; or
- Pain in the throat or neck.
These symptoms are not sure signs of thyroid cancer. An infection, a benign goiter, or another problem also could cause these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.