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I have a lump on my neck – could it be cancer?

Thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon compared to other cancers.

Thyroid cancer often presents as a lump or nodule in the thyroid and usually does not cause any symptoms. Neck examination by a doctor, discovered by a person looking in a mirror, buttoning a collar or tying a necktie, unrelated images or ultrasound are common ways in which thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer are found. Thyroid cancer is usually very treatable and multiple effective treatments are available for the most common forms of thyroid cancer. Even though the diagnosis of cancer is terrifying, the prognosis for most patients with thyroid cancer is usually excellent. It is important to talk to a highly trained thyroid medical professional about your individual profile of cancer and expected prognosis. It will be necessary to have lifelong monitoring, even after successful treatment. If you are looking for more information regarding thyroid cancer, the Thyroid Virtual Clinic offers a safe, effective and convenient (100% online) way to answer questions about thyroid conditions from the comfort of your own home or workplace. To experience the comprehensive clinical information programs that can help, please contact us.