To diagnose thyroid cancer early, it is better to know the common symptoms of thyroid disorders like fatigue, muscle weakness, weight gain, and cold sensitivity. If you locate a lump in the front of the neck, find that you have difficulty swallowing or experience unusual hoarseness in your voice, discuss it with your doctor. He will check your neck and guide for further investigation. Early diagnosis and treatment remain the cornerstone of thyroid cancer management.
Thyroid cancers are often diagnosed by routine examination of the neck or are found by x-rays, thyroid biopsy or other imaging scans such as ultrasound. There are several types of blood tests such as TSH, Tg & TgAb, and MTC to diagnose thyroid cancer.