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.
The cancer is twice as common in women as men and is most commonly diagnosed in women in their late 20s/early30s and in their 60s.
If 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.
Former Thyroid Cancer patients have been raising awareness at the RVI in Newcastle.
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