Thyroid Awareness Month is nationally recognized in January of every year. The thyroid gland produces metabolism hormones that control functions in your body like staying warm, using energy and keeping organs like the brain and heart functioning properly. It is a two-inch long, butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck right under your larynx. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018 there were about 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer. We spoke to Darenda Kebler, manager of radiology at Hillcrest Cushing, about what to be aware of when it comes to thyroid cancer.
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