5 Common Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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Thyroid cancer affects your thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped organ in your neck. The hormones that your thyroid gland produces help regulate several of your bodily functions. These include your blood pressure, heart rate and metabolism.

Thyroid cancer can be slow-growing, and it may not cause noticeable symptoms in its initial stages. As thyroid cancer progresses, however, there are several significant symptoms that you may begin to notice — and that can alert you to the presence of this disease. Continue reading to learn more about the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer.