September is Thyroid Cancer Awarness Month. “Many cases of thyroid cancer can be found early. In fact, most thyroid cancers are now found much earlier than in the past and can be treated successfully. Most early thyroid cancers are found when patients see their doctors because of neck lumps or nodules they noticed. If you have symptoms such as a lump or swelling in your neck, you should see your doctor right away. Other thyroid cancers are found by health care professionals during a routine checkup. Early thyroid cancers are also sometimes found when people have imaging tests, such as ultrasounds or CT scans for other health problems.” https://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroid-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/detection.html
Please contact the Rawhide Rural Health Clinic to schedule your routine screening, or with any concerns regarding any abnormal or new lumps or nodules.