“Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month!

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month – September 2018

Did you know that September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month? Are you aware that Thyroid complications are a major culprit of hair loss?

According to Thyca.org, Thyroid Cancer Awareness started as one week in September 2000, and became recognized for the entire month in 2003.

American Thyroid Association (thyroid.org) states that more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime, and that an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

Signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer (cancer.org)

  • A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly
  • Swelling in the neck
  • Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going up to the ears
  • Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble breathing
  • A constant cough that is not due to a cold

Other thyroid diseases (healthline.com)

There are several thyroid disorders and/or diseases that can develop from too much or not enough thyroid hormone being produced. Excess hormone production can cause hyperthyroidism and low hormone production can cause hypothyroidism. Some additional common disorders include Grave’s & Hashimoto’s diseases, goiter and thyroid nodules.

NOTE: Thyroid cancer is not to be confused with all other thyroid diseases although several thyroid diseases have the potential to cause cancer, so be sure to see your doctor if you sense that you are having any type of thyroid complications.

Be sure to share these reads with family, friends and co-workers. Come back to CKB next month for important information surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).

Stay Blessed and Healthy,

CKB

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