Friday, September 26th at 10 a.m.
Had your neck checked this month?
It’s Thyroid Cancer Awareness month – a time when health experts encourage everyone to learn about factors that may put them at risk and how to spot the early warning signs.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just below the Adam's apple. It controls the rate at which every part of the body works, your metabolism.
Common symptoms of thyroid cancer include:
Thyroid cancer can occur at any age, but if you are between 25 and 65, you have a slightly increased risk. Most people with thyroid cancer are age 45 or older and women are three times more likely to develop thyroid cancer than men. Other factors that put you at risk are a family history of thyroid cancer, colon growths, goiters, if you have an iodine deficiency, or if you were exposed to throat radiation as a child.
To learn more about Thyroid Cancer and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones, join us for a live OU Medicine chat this Friday, September 26th at 10 a.m. with Dr Greg Krempl, OU Physicians ear, nose and throat specialist and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the OU College of Medicine.
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