Thyroid Cancer

Cancer and Neoplasms, Metabolic Endocrine

The thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the bottom, front region of the neck area that secretes hormones to regulate metabolism, body temperature, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and energy levels. Thyroid cancer usually starts out as a small cyst or nodule on the thyroid. Many of these are benign, but some nodules continue to grow into cancer. Thyroid cancer is often symptomless in early stages, but easily treated and slow growing. The key is recognizing suspicious cells and treating it early in the disease.

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