Thyroid cancer symptoms may include a lump in the throat, which may be painful or swollen. Fortunately, most cases of thyroid cancer are not life-threatening.


Januvia (sitagliptin) was linked to thyroid cancer in a 2011 study published in Gastroenterology by researchers from UCLA. The risk of Januvia thyroid cancer is still under investigation. It will likely take many years of research, because thyroid cancer is very rare, and people who take Januvia often have other medical conditions that could increase the risk of thyroid cancer (diabetes, for example).

Due to the potential risk of thyroid cancer, it is a good idea to be aware of thyroid cancer symptoms. Usually, a lump in the throat is not actually thyroid cancer. However, because it could be a symptom of another serious illness, thyroid cancer symptoms should be evaluated by an experienced physician.


In the early stages of thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer symptoms are typically mild or nonexistent. The most common symptom is a lump on the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower-front and center of the neck.

Januvia thyroid cancer symptoms may include:

  • Lump or “nodule” in the front an center part of the neck: This lump is often very small and easy to miss. Many cases of thyroid cancer are only detected when a doctor performs an exam of the thyroid gland and finds a nodule.
  • Swelling in the neck
  • Changes in tone of voice
  • Pain in the neck or throat: Neck pain may also radiate to the ears
  • Swallowing problems: This can occur if thyroid cancer grows into the windpipe. Over time, it may constrict the airway.
  • Breathing problems or wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough: Persistent, unexplained cough that is not related to a cold or other illness
  • Enlarged lymph nodes: Thyroid cancer may spread to the lymph nodes and cause swelling. There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the neck. They may be painful to the touch.
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching


Meet Your Attorney

Collen A. Clark

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

“Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

To contact Collen, please fill out the contact form below:

Free Confidential Case Evaluation

Verified 100% Secure SiteTo contact us for a free review of your potential case, please fill out the form below or call us toll free 24 hrs/day by dialing: (866) 879-3040.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.