Thyroid Tumors

In the cells of the thyroid, thyroid tumor occurs. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and weight.

At first thyroid tumor might not cause any symptoms, but as it grows it might cause swelling and pain in your neck.

There are different types of thyroid tumors, some of them grow very slowly and some can be very aggressive. In most of the cases, thyroid tumors can be cured with treatment.

Symptoms for Thyroid Tumor:

In the early stage of the disease there may not be any typical signs and symptoms for thyroid tumor. As thyroid tumor grows, it may cause:

  • A lump that can be felt through the skin from your neck
  • Changes to your voice
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain in your throat and neck
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck

If you are having any signs and symptoms that worry you, make an appointment with us now.

Cause for Thyroid Tumor:

When cells in your thyroid undergo genetic changes, thyroid tumors occur. The mutation allows the cells to multiply and grow rapidly.

As normal cells would die, these cells lose the ability to do so. The accumulated abnormal thyroid cells form a tumor.

The abnormal cells can spread to other parts of the body and can invade nearby tissue.

Treatment for Thyroid Tumor:

Our doctor will examine your neck to detect any physical changes in your thyroid such as thyroid nodules and also check about the risk factors like family history of thyroid tumors.

Thyroid tumor can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) growth.

The doctor might advice you to do the following medical examinations to check they type of thyroid tumor, which includes:

  • Blood tests
  • Thyroid scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy

If you are diagnosed with thyroid cancer, depending on the stage and type and your overall health the treatment options my vary.

With treatment most thyroid cancer can be cured.

Thyroid cancer which is small in size have a low risk of spreading in the other parts of body and might not require any additional treatment, but you have frequent monitor the tumor.

Our doctor might recommend blood tests and ultrasound of your neck every one or twice in a year.

With thyroid cancer depending on the type and size of the cancer most people undergo surgery to remove the thyroid.

Surgeries used to treat thyroid cancer includes:

  • Thyroidectomy (Removing all or most of the thyroid)
  • Thyroid lobectomy (Removing a portion of the thyroid)
  • Lymph node dissection (Removing lymph nodes in the neck)

After thyroidectomy, radioactive iodine treatment is often used to destroy any remaining healthy thyroid tissue.

If you have any symptoms and signs that worry you, start visiting us. If our doctor suspects any thyroid problem, you will be proceeded further to receive the best possible treatment which will be crafted based on your health. We at Dr Neetu Modgil, with more than 15+ years of experience, are here to provide you the most advanced thyroid tumor treatment

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