The Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam’s apple or thyroid cartilage at the front part of the neck. The thyroid gland contains two main types of cells, the follicular cells, which regulate the body’s metabolism and C cells, which makes the calcitonin hormone that controls how the body uses calcium. While many types of growths may develop in the thyroid gland, most of them are benign or non-cancerous, but others are cancerous. Different cancers form from each of the two types of cells present in the thyroid gland. In the following lines, we are going to find out more about thyroid cancer.

Understanding Thyroid Cancer

According to National Cancer Institute, over 56,000 new thyroid cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the US, with the most common type of thyroid cancer being papillary thyroid cancer. Females over the age of 30 are more likely to develop thyroid cancer as compared to men. The types of thyroid cancer are: Follicular thyroid cancer, Medullary thyroid cancer, Papillary thyroid cancer, and Anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer normally occurs without any signs or symptoms, with the most common symptom being a lump in the neck. Other symptoms might include a change in a person’s voice or sudden hoarseness in the voice. Pain may also cause inflammation. Although less than 1% of the thyroid nodules are cancerous, they can be identified during a routine physical examination or x-rays that have been taken for other purposes. It is most often painless and is often times found incidentally.

Causes of Thyroid Cancer

The exact cause of thyroid cancer is not yet known but there are certain factors that have been associated with an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer. It is also possible for patients who do not have any symptoms to develop thyroid cancer, mostly because there is no way of knowing whether or not a person has thyroid cancer.

How Thyroid Cancer Forms

As with other types of cancer, thyroid cancer develops when an abnormal number of cells begin to grow in the thyroid gland. This may result to a lump in the neck which is the only indicator of possible thyroid cancer. The good news is thyroid cancer is normally found before the cancer has a chance to spread, which means that most people can be successfully treated for thyroid cancer. A doctor takes a biopsy to find out the type of thyroid cancer a person has before treatment begins. Staging is a way for the doctor to find out how farthe cancer has spread throughout the body.

Complications of Thyroid Cancer

While there are no visible symptoms of thyroid cancer, certain factors can increase the risk of people developing thyroid cancer. Some of those factors are as follows:

  • Age
  • Exposure to high levels of radiation
  • Women are more prone to developing thyroid cancer
  • A family history of thyroid cancer
  • Being Asian
  • Radiation treatments on the head, neck or chest
  • Diets low in iodine could also increase the risk of thyroid cancer

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