- The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 60,000 patients will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013.
- Statistics on thyroid cancer show patients between ages 25 and 65 have a greater risk.
- Asian patients have a higher risk than all ethnic groups.
- A painless lump found in the throat is typically the first symptom of thyroid cancer.
- Other common symptoms of thyroid cancer may include hoarseness, a chronic cough, breathing and/or swallowing problems and neck pain.
- Treatments usually include surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid as well as other therapies.
- Complete removal of thyroid glands will require patients to take thyroid hormone pills for the remainder of their lives.
- Florida Hospital may offers advanced, minimally invasive treatments for patients who qualify.
- Survivability of thyroid cancer depends on the stage, type of cancer, health and age of patients.
Statistics for Thyroid Cancer
Facts about thyroid cancer include the following:
Talk to your doctor, or request an appointment at Florida Hospital to learn more about thyroid cancer.