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What is Thyroid Tumor?

A tumor in the thyroid gland. Most are non-cancerous, but some may be malignant. The primary symptom is a lump in the front of the neck along the thyroid gland. Workup includes ultrasound, biopsy, blood tests, and sometimes other scans.

Typical Symptoms of Thyroid Tumor

  • Easily visible thyroid

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Neck lump

  • Hoarse voice

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Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Thyroid Tumor

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a neck lump?

  • Is your voice hoarse?

Treatmentof Thyroid Tumor

After a biopsy shows a thyroid tumor is cancerous, the patient is referred to see a thyroid surgeon. Surgery to remove part of all of the thyroid as well as the cancer is often recommended. After surgery more tests are done and depending on findings, additional therapy with radioactive iodine or radiation is sometimes suggested.

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References

  • MacDonald L, Jenkins J, Purvis G, Lee J, Franco AT. The Thyroid Tumor Microenvironment: Potential Targets for Therapeutic Intervention and Prognostication. Horm Cancer. 2020 Oct;11(5-6):205-217. doi: 10.1007/s12672-020-00390-6. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32548798; PMCID: PMC7484089.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12672-020-00390-6

  • National Cancer Institute. Thyroid Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version. National Cancer Institute. https://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/patient/thyroid-treatment-pdq

    https://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/patient/thyroid-treatment-pdq

  • Thyroid Cancer. MedlinePlus. Retrieved December 5, 2023, from https://medlineplus.gov/thyroidcancer.html

    https://medlineplus.gov/thyroidcancer.html

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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