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The symptoms of thyroid cancer may resemble other conditions or medical problems. In addition, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis. Meet our team of experts at the Head and Neck Cancer Program.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Early thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms. As the cancer grows, one of the first signs of thyroid cancer is a painless lump or swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
Signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer include:
A lump or swelling over the thyroid or elsewhere in the neck
A persistent cough
Hoarseness or other changes in the voice that don't go away
Swollen lymph nodes
Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
We use advanced methods to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Learn more about thyroid cancer diagnosis at Stanford.
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