Thyroid cancer

Thyroid Cancer develops when thyroid cells divide in an abnormal way into one of the four types of thyroid cancer – Papillary, Follicular, Medullary and Anaplastic.

Thyroid cancer appears to be increasing in frequency and is almost always treated successfully (95% can be cured). The most common sign of thyroid cancer is the development of a lump in or on the thyroid gland or swelling of the gland. Other symptoms suggesting thyroid cancer include hoarseness of the voice, difficulty in swallowing and swelling of the lymph glands in the neck.

For more information, go to:

Australian Thyroid Foundation

Cancer Council Australia

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