A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly. Swelling in the neck. Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going up to the ears. Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away.
The thyroid gland is located low in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. The gland is shaped like a butterfly and wraps around the windpipe or trachea.. The more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer are more commonly found in older .