A swelling in the neck due to an enlarged thyroid gland is called a goitre. Nodules are lumps in the thyroid gland. Most are harmless but you should arrange an appointment with your doctor as soon as you find a lump or swelling.
This may involve one or several of the following:
It is well recognised that thyroid problems often run in families and if family members are unwell they should be encouraged to discuss with their own GP whether thyroid testing is warranted.
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23 April 2014
UK wide study of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
A UK wide study is being planned to determine the long term health outcomes following the treatment (with surgery, radio-iodine, thyroxine) of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
23 April 2014
The latest news about Levothyroxine and Eltroxin tablets from Andipharm Mercury (AMCo)
AMCo have produced literature to help clear up any confusion for some patients about which products are available, and whether products marketed by AMCo as branded Eltroxin or as generic levothyroxine are the same or different.
2 April 2014
BTF Christmas cards for sale
We have a selection of BTF Christmas cards which we're selling off at reduced prices.
28 January 2014
Thyroid Cancer Patient Information film
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust have produced a new film for patients who have been newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Patient information event to take place for people with Thyroid Eye Disease
The meeting will be held on 16 May 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne and will be a fantastic opportunity for patients to meet European and UK experts, find out about the latest advances, and get involved in discussions about the priorities of future research into TED.
Volunteers wanted for patient film project
BTF is looking for people to take part in 3 short films we'll be making about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Eye Disease and Smoking Cessation Leaflet
If you've had Graves' and/or TED then please read a new smoking cessation leaflet and let us have your feedback.
Thyroid Eye Disease Study Team (WALES)
The NISCHR CRC is looking for two volunteers with experience of thyroid eye disease to take part in a study.
Response to Petition #PE01463 to Scottish Parliament
The BTF has submitted a response to Petition #PE01463 to the Scottish Parliament about the treatment of thyroid and adrenal disorders.
5 November 2013
Thyroid Eye Disease Research
Congratulations to Matt Edmunds of the University of Birmingham who has been awarded the Fight for Sight/BTF and TEDct Research Award.
23 October 2013
Mercury Pharma report a shortage in the supply of carbimazole 20mg
Drug Availability Updates
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