Don’t dismiss these symptoms, no matter how trivial they might seem. Getting checked out could save your life.

A lump in the front of the neck

A suspicious neck lump could be a sign of lung, throat, thyroid, and breast cancers as well as leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and some forms of skin cancer. While the lumps can be benign or non-cancerous, reports Healthline, they’re a bigger concern if you also have risk factors like smoking, drinking, or you’re getting up there in years. Michael Tuttle, MD, an endocrinologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, says to pay attention to how the lump behaves. “The trick is [thyroid nodules] move up and down when you swallow,” Dr. Tuttle says. “Most other lumps don’t move.” Here are the 6 other thyroid cancer symptoms you should never ignore.

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