6 Signs Of Thyroid Cancer You Should Never Ignore, According To Doctors
Anaplastic thyroid cancer
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, but is also the rarest. It occurs in about 1,000 people in the U.S. per year. It develops as a result of multiple genetic changes occurring which turn differentiated cancer (a very slow-growing disease which many people are afflicted with but still live long enough to die from something else) into a highly aggressive form of cancer.
Thyroid cancer symptoms
People afflicted with thyroid cancer are mostly asymptomatic. It is mainly during screenings for other diseases that a good portion of thyroid cancers are detected.
There are still some signs to watch for in cases of more aggressive and advanced thyroid cancers. While these symptoms rarely occur, if you do experience them then immediately tell your doctor about it.
1Your voice changes
When aggressive thyroid cancers invades the surrounding structures including the nerve that controls your vocal-chord it can then start showing symptoms. Once cancer invades that nerve, it can make your voice become hoarse or cause changes in your voice.
2Coughing up blood
In very rare case do people cough up blood due to thyroid cancer, but if you do then it undeniably is one of the signs of thyroid cancer. One reason why thyroid cancer causes you to cough up blood is because the thyroid is intimately associated with the trachea and esophagus.