January is Thyroid Awareness Month
According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid disorder.
They also found that at least 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
Additionally, more than half of the people in America that suffer from a thyroid disorder are undiagnosed? Raising awareness about the thyroid is important because it plays a significant role in the human body.
What is the Thyroid?
Types of Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer begins when the cells grow and multiply rapidly. These cells form a tumor and the abnormal cells can spread throughout the body.
There are no early symptoms. However, as the cells grow, they may cause a lump in the neck, swollen lymph glands, voice changes, and difficulty swallowing. Most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with surgery to remove most or all of the thyroid. There are 4 types of Thyroid Cancer:
Papillary thyroid cancer
Medullary thyroid cancer
Follicular thyroid cancer
Anaplastic thyroid cancer
Thyroid Awareness Month | A LetsGetChecked Survey
LetsGetChecked commissioned a survey to raise awareness of Thyroid Awareness Month. 68% of people believe that they are knowledgeable about the body, however the results prove otherwise.