Thyroid Cancer is on the rise. It’s a non-smoking related condition that can affect people of any age.
The most common early symptom of thyroid cancer is a lump in the neck, often found toward the front, below the Adam’s Apple. Thyroid cancers can be slow growing, so a lump may have been present for a while.
You know what feels right. Any lump or change in your neck should be checked by a doctor. When caught early, most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured.
Look out for these symptoms in others and check your own neck regularly.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.
Writer and actor Lorna Nickson Brown discovered she had thyroid cancer when she was only 25. This is her story: