People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month this September.
Thyroid Cancer is rare but is one of the fastest increasing cancers in the world. At the moment around 2,100 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.
It has an 80-90% cure rate if caught early, so people are being urged to check their necks for lumps and visit their doctor if they are concerned.
Christina Davison, from Northumberland, was misdiagnosed for a number of years before she was treated.
Julia Barthram reports: