Sufferers notice a growing lump in the thyroid, which places pressure on the gullet (oesophagus) or windpipe (trachea). This can cause problems eating, breathing or talking.
"In 1996, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 22. My thyroid gland, as well as a few parathyroid glands were removed entirely. As it was a 'good' cancer without metastases, my prognosis was favorable."
Take time to learn about your treatment options and be sure to ask questions about things that are unclear.