Thyroid cancer is rare but is curable if diagnosed early. Signs of thyroid cancer include:

  • A painless swelling or lump (nodule) in the front, lower part of your neck
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty in swallowing and awareness of pressure when swallowing
  • Difficulty in breathing, especially when sleeping

If you discover a lump in your neck, or notice a change to an existing lump, it is important to see your GP without delay. Please remember that thyroid nodules and swellings are extremely common and 95% are benign (not cancer).

See our thyroid cancer booklet