Understanding thyroid cancer

Find out more about the thyroid gland and different types of thyroid cancer.

  • What is cancer? (short)

    Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. They keep dividing to make more abnormal cells which form a lump or tumour.

  • Cancer and cell types

    Cancers are grouped into types. Types of cancer often behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

  • The thyroid gland

    The thyroid gland releases important hormones that keep your body functioning at the correct speed.

  • Types of thyroid cancer

    Thyroid cancer is uncommon. There are different types of thyroid cancer.

  • Symptoms of thyroid cancer

    A painless lump in the neck is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer, but there are others to watch out for.

  • How is it treated?

    There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one, or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

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