Thyroid Cancer in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL

Thyroid Cancer in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls our bodies’ overall metabolism.

Thyroid cancer is very common, particularly in women. It is now one of the most common cancers found in women. In most patients it does not cause any symptoms, though it sometimes can lead to difficulty swallowing, voice changes or a lump in the neck. Often thyroid cancers are found within nodules that are either felt by the patient or the doctor in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL. These nodules are also frequently found incidentally, when the patient has a radiology test not related to the thyroid. A biopsy may be performed based on physical exam and radiographic findings. In some patients, a biopsy may show a cancer before surgery and in others a cancer may only be found after surgery is completed.

Types of Thyroid Cancer

There are several types of thyroid cancer. Most patients have papillary thyroid cancer, which typically has a good prognosis. The main treatment for thyroid cancer is surgery. This surgery will involve removing the thyroid and sometimes enlarged lymph nodes.

Lake County ENT/Head and Neck Specialists
222 S. Greenleaf St., Suite 102 Gurnee IL 60031
1-847-662-4442 1-847-662-4446
1880 West Winchester Rd., Suite 103 Libertyville IL 60048
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