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Family Health: How to Check Yourself for Thyroid Cancer

It's as simple as sipping water in front of a mirror.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer in America.

The thyroid sits below the Adam's apple and above the collarbone.

Mack Harrell is president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  He discusses the risks and a way to identify thyroid cancer.

"Take a glass of water, take a little sip, look in the mirror and watch below the Adam's apple. And you'll see a fullness move up and down as you swallow. If you see a little lump moving up and down that means you need to see your doctor," Harrell explains.

Self checking and screenings are important because if thyroid cancer is caught in early stages, it is treatable.

And now just a reminder about Donna Terrell's breast self exam email. Every month on the 16th, she sends it out to subscribers, reminding women to do their breast checks. Click here to sign up for the email.
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