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What are the symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of medullary thyroid include pain in the neck when swallowing and a visible or easily detectable lump on the thyroid gland. People with this type of thyroid cancer may also cough or cough up blood, have problems breathing because of airway obstruction, and have diarrhea. Another symptom is a change to the way your voice sounds. It may be gruff-sounding and hoarse and may get worse in time. If you have any combination of the above symptoms, it is important to make an appointment to see your doctor.

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