Have a lump on your neck? Even if there is only one lump, one must not underestimate the risk it brings. This may be a sign of thyroid cancer, as malignant tumours may spread and create lumps at the lymph located in the neck. Although most thyroid tumours and nodules are benign, certain types are malignant, including papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma and medullary carcinoma. As symptoms of thyroid cancer are not noticeable at the early stages, many patients only seek help when they find difficulty swallowing and breathing due to the growth in tumour size. Therefore, it is advisable to see a doctor once you discover any abnormal lump in the neck.
Information provided by doctor is for educational purpose only. Please consult your doctor for treatments information if you are not feeling well. (Information is provided by Dr. Ronald Pak-Kin Ho)