Thyroid Cancer

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Thyroid cancer develops from the tissues of the thyroid gland located in the front of the neck with symptoms including swelling or a lump. However, neck lumps are not uncommon and most are benign so careful examination and investigation by a skilled and experienced physician is important to avoid the risk of overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.

Cancer of the thyroid is relatively rare, though the incidence is increasing. Notwithstanding that, if caught early, thyroid cancer (especially if the most common form – papillary) does have a high cure rate although almost all types of thyroid cancer are treatable using surgery.