Understanding thyroid cancer

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

  • Signs and symptoms

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

  • What is cancer?

    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.

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

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