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Thyroid Cancer

While most thyroid nodules are benign, approximately 5 percent of them are cancerous.

Relative to other cancers, thyroid cancers are rare. They account for 1.5 percent of cancers in adults, and 3 percent in children.


In its earliest stages, thyroid cancer usually doesn't cause any symptoms. As it grows, however, it may cause:

  • A lump that can be felt
  • Voice changes
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Swollen neck lymph nodes


Our expert thyroid surgeons can treat all cancers of the thyroid, including:

If you have a mass on your neck that you can see or feel, call our specialists for an evaluation at 714-456-7017 or request an appointment online ›.

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