Signs and symptoms of Hurthle cell cancer may include:

  • A fast-growing lump (nodule) in your neck, just below your Adam's apple
  • Pain in your neck or throat
  • Hoarseness or other changes in your voice
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swallowing difficulty

These signs and symptoms don't necessarily mean you have Hurthle cell cancer. They may be indications of other medical conditions — such as inflammation of the thyroid gland or a noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter).

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.

Jan. 25, 2012