January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which aims to bring awareness and education to issues related to the thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland at the front of your neck that controls how your body uses energy. When you have a thyroid gland issue, your body’s systems may not be working properly. If your doctor suspects that a thyroid condition may be at the root of your symptoms or issues, he or she may order a thyroid test to evaluate the health of your thyroid. Below, we will touch on a few thyroid tests you should know about.
Thyroid cancer has few known risk-factors and causes, therefore it’s really important to be able to recognize if you fall within those, or if you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer. Here is everything you need to know in order to detect thyroid cancer in yourself or in someone you know.