How to Check Your Neck for Early Detection of Thyroid Disease
By Mary Shomon, About.com Guide
Updated June 13, 2013
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Millions of Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. To help with early detection, you can perform a simple self-exam. Checking your neck can -- in some cases -- help you find lumps or enlargements in the neck that may point to thyroid conditions, including nodules, goiter and thyroid cancer. Here is how to do a thyroid neck check.