Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How to check for the increasingly occurring disease

Why a healthy thyroid matters, from breathing to your mood.
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Transcript for Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How to check for the increasingly occurring disease
The thyroid is butterfly shaped gland that envelope part of your neck and middle just college. The tirade is part of the endocrine system of the body that basically controls hormone levels. Thyroid produces hormones that are responsible for. Metabolism generally. So the fire cancer is an interest in cancer compared to others there are a lot of people diagnosed with tired cancer every year. But actually very few deaths from tired and I tell my patients are unlikely to impact Billings. The symptoms that patients should look out for that may prompt an evaluation for firing modules cancer. Include feeling a lump we're seeing a lump in the next when news that we can look in the mirror and see a lump them a part of an act. We feel mom would respond that's really the most common symptom. Of in his diary cancer. When you look at a knack. The thyroid gland is located low on the necks that just about notch and it shaped like a butterfly so approximately this 11. Wing on the right side and another thing on the left side. So of growth in the thyroid would be visible if you're looking at in the Mir has a lump here and it would be especially visible. When you were swallowed it ceased something. There are other things that can grow as an act there are other things that are in the neck already won his lymph nodes and the others salad it's. Those are areas where as a patient you could potentially something abnormal painful something that was new and growing budget process. I. So it's really important if you discover. A lump or bump in your thyroid are here told you need diagnostic testing for tyrant. That you find experts to him to talk to you about this new ones and make sure that. The treatment pathway and diagnostic pathway is personalized for you.

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