Thyroid cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer that affects the thyroid gland in the throat, which is responsible for producing the hormones that control our metabolism. Despite the fact that thyroid cancer frequently affects people in their 30s, many younger people in London are unaware of the symptoms. Raising awareness of thyroid cancer is important as it will ensure that more people have the thyroid function tests, ultrasound scans and other tests that can diagnose this condition. Thyroid cancer can usually be treated very successfully as long as it is detected in time.
If your doctor wants to conduct a thyroid ultrasound scan to investigate a lump in your thyroid gland, you might be worried about whether it could be caused by thyroid cancer. Cancer is one of the possible causes of a growth or an enlarged thyroid, but it is also possible that you have a benign lump that doesn’t pose a risk. Continue reading Detecting and Treating Thyroid Cancer
Goitre is a general term that refers to a lump or swelling in your thyroid gland. It can happen for many different reasons, some of which require urgent treatment, so it needs to be investigated with a physical examination, thyroid ultrasound scan or other tests. Continue reading What is a Goitre?