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Thyroid Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A lump or swelling in your neck. This is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer.
  • Pain in your neck and sometimes in your ears that doesn't go away and is not caused by a cold or allergies
  • Hoarseness that is not related to a cold
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing or constant wheezing
  • A cough that continues and is not related to a cold
  • Bone pain

Who to see

Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms and help determine your risk for thyroid cancer include:

Thyroid cancer is usually treated by endocrinologists, nuclear medicine specialists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: July 12, 2013
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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