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

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you experience any symptoms of thyroid cancer, it's a good idea to see your doctor. Since thyroid cancer is not a common disease, your doctor will likely perform tests to rule out other problems first. However, it is important to note that diagnosing thyroid cancer early on gives the best chance for a full recovery, so talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your symptoms.

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