What is thyroid cancer?
The thyroid gland is located in the neck. You will find many times; the thyroid gland had swollen, thus causing throat pain. It secretes hormones which determine growth of your body. It also have considerable action in regulating body temperature. There are many disorders related to the thyroid gland.
Thyroid cancer is an unusual growth of mass, inside thyroid gland. Women are more susceptible to thyroid cancer than men. There are many types of thyroid cancer like, anaplastic, medullary, follicular and papillary cancers. Papillary is the most common type of thyroid tumour.
What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?
- You can externally see, some kind of lump in the neck, which may be painful.
- The neck becomes sore, affecting ears.
- Some people develop a croaky and husky voice.
- You will find difficulty in swallowing food.
- There is a constant cough.
It is true that tumour is not always cancers. Women are more prone to thyroid cancer. It can affect anyone at any age. The family history of thyroid problems also leads to thyroid cancer.
The self-check for thyroid tumour
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, all you will have to do, is to take a cup of water and stand in front of a mirror. Make sure that the room have sufficient light. Take a mouth full of the water, and then raise your face, with your chin upwards. Then look minutely in the mirror and swallow the water.
See that a budge flows down your throat. Know the exact position of the thyroid gland, and check if there is an asymmetric bulge in any of the two sides. The thyroid gland is butterfly shaped, so if there is a tumour, it will be any of these two lobes. Sometimes the unusual growth is too small to detect, by this process. The benign or malignant tumour cannot be distinguished by this method.
You may have to repeat this process over and over again to see any bulge. If you see or suspect any such thing, you must concern a doctor immediately. Endocrinologist, the doctor who is specialised with glands, can help you to get the actual report. In benign tumours or malignant tumour in the 1st stage can be permanently removed by operating. Even if you don’t see any unusual growth, but you are experiencing continues symptoms, you must concern a doctor.
Source: Healthy And Natural World