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    Thyroid Cancer - Symptoms

    Thyroid cancer can cause many symptoms, including:

    • A lump or swelling in your neck. This is the most common symptom.
    • Pain in your neck and sometimes in your ears.
    • Difficulty swallowing.
    • Difficulty breathing or constant wheezing.
    • Hoarseness that is not related to a cold.
    • A cough that continues and is not related to a cold.

    Some people may not have any symptoms. Their doctors may find a lump or nodule in the neck during a routine physical exam.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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