Hurthle cell cancer doesn't always cause symptoms, and it's sometimes detected during a physical examination or an imaging test done for some other reason.
Signs and symptoms of Hurthle cell cancer may include:
- A lump in your neck, just below your Adam's apple
- Pain in your neck or throat
- Hoarseness or other changes in your voice
- Shortness of breath
- Swallowing difficulty
These signs and symptoms don't necessarily mean you have Hurthle cell cancer. They may be indications of other medical conditions â such as inflammation of the thyroid gland or a noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter).
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.