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Incidence and Types of Thyroid Cancer
Papillary, Follicular, Medullary, and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers
The National Cancer Institute indicates that thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine-related cancer and estimates 64,330 new cases in 2016. Thyroid cancer represents approximately 3.8% of all new cancer cases.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Possible Causes, and Risk Factors
Age, Family History, and Radiation Exposure Possible Thyroid Cancer Causes
If you feel a lump or nodule in your neck, see a change in the size or shape of your neck, make an appointment with your doctor. Early detection of thyroid cancer is essential for a good treatment outcome.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Treatments
For this form of thyroid cancer, a total thyroidectomy--surgery to remove the entire thyroid--is the only option.
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and Familial
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer
After a thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer or follicular thyroid cancer, you will have radioactive iodine therapy to eliminate any remaining thyroid cells. Review the basics of this thyroid cancer treatment.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Risk Factors of Hypothyroidism
Could you be at risk of becoming hypothyroid?
Age and sex are the two biggest hypothyroid risk factors. However, medical history also plays a part. This article outlines the top risk factors for hypothyroidism, and will help your doctor determine if regular hypothyroid testing is right for you.
Thyroid Gland Overview
A Major Player in Regulating Your Metabolism
The thyroid, located in your neck, is a large endocrine gland that regulates your metabolism. It produces two main hormones to fulfill this role. The thyroid is associated with many distinct disorders, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Thyroid Cancer: Follicular Cancer
The Second Most Common Type of Thyroid Cancer
Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common type of thyroid cancer. Article provides an explanation of follicular thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Also covers radioactive iodine, thyroidectomy, and thyroid hormone replacement.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Overview
A rare form of thyroid cancer.
Medullary thyroid cancer, unlike other forms of thyroid cancer, may be sporadic or inherited, requiring the care of a surgeon who specializes in treating this type of cancer.
Thyroid Operations
Several Surgical Options for the Thyroid Gland Depending on the Problem
Learn about your thyroid surgery options—including a thyroidectomy—for various thyroid diseases.
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Article provides basic information about thyroid cancer. Includes a discussion of papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options are also discussed.
Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
An overview of symptoms, the process for diagnosis, treatments and how this rare type of thyroid cancer differs from the more common types of thyroid cancers.
Hurthle cell thyroid cancer is rare but aggressive. Learn about Hurthle cell thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments as well as the importance of imaging and a having good surgeon.
Thyroid Cancer: Anaplastic Cancer
The Least Common Thyroid Cancer
This article provides a comprehensive overview of anaplastic thyroid cancer—the least common and most deadly type of thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Cancer Causes: Nuclear Bombs and Radioiodine?
Does Radiation and Radioactivity Exposure Cause Thyroid Cancer?
Can nuclear bombs and radioiodine causes thyroid cancer? Article discusses the link between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure.

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