Thyroid Cancer

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Quiz: Do You Understand Thyroid Cancer?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Thyroid nodules or lumps in the neck are uncommon.

Explanation:
Thyroid nodules or lumps in the neck are very common, so your doctor will need to perform various tests to diagnose the issue.
2

Difficulty swallowing can be a symptom of thyroid cancer.

Explanation:
Symptoms of thyroid cancer include a lump in your neck, difficulty swallowing, changes to your voice and pain in the neck and throat.
3

Chemotherapy is rarely used for thyroid cancer.

Explanation:
The treatment for thyroid cancer involves surgery, replacement with thyroid hormone that’s slightly higher than normal physiological levels, and in some situations, radioactive iodine therapy. Chemotherapy is rarely used for thyroid cancer.
4

If you’re diagnosed with thyroid cancer while you’re pregnant, there generally isn’t any adverse effect on the pregnancy

Explanation:
If you’re diagnosed with thyroid cancer while you’re pregnant, there generally isn’t any adverse effect on the pregnancy. In most cases, a woman won’t undergo treatment until she has the baby and is finished breastfeeding
5

Once it's treated, there's no chance thyroid cancer will return.

Explanation:
Thyroid cancer can usually be cured. Despite treatment, it can return, even if you've had your thyroid removed.