Thyroid carcinoma is cancer of the thyroid gland, which sits at the base of throat. The thyroid gland makes hormones needed for a child’s growth. There are different types of this cancer, which is more common in girls. 

    Symptoms include:

  • Lump in neck
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tight or full feeling in neck
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing

    Treatments vary depending on the type of thyroid cancer, and include:

  • Surgery to remove tumors, part or all of thyroid
  • Radioactive iodine therapy, to destroy cancer cells that remain after surgery
  • Thyroid hormone therapy, to replace normal hormones and slow the growth of any residual cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy may be needed if the cancer spread to other parts of the body.