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Should I talk to my doctor about my medullary thyroid cancer symptoms?

Symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer can be uncomfortable and include trouble breathing and swallowing and pain and swelling in the neck. It is important to let your doctor know that you are having symptoms. Other signs might include diarrhea, swelling of the lymph nodes, a gruffness or hoarseness to your voice, and coughing up blood.

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