Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer


Thyroid cancer are of several types and are classified based on the type of cells from which they originate. Most of them grow very slowly and some can be very aggressive.

Risk Factors

Thyroid cancer occurs more often in women than in men. Radiation therapy treatments to the head and neck increase the risk of Thyroid cancer. Certain inherited genetic syndromes that increase the risk of thyroid cancer include

Signs and Symptoms

Thyroid cancer typically doesn't cause any signs or symptoms early in the disease. As the cancer grows, it may cause:

  • Swelling in the lower part of the neck
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Clinical Examination - The doctor examines the neck region to feel for physical changes in the thyroid, such as thyroid nodules.


  • Surgery used to treat thyroid cancer includes:
    • Lobectomy/Hemi thyroidectomy - In this surgery, only the lobe of the thyroid where the tumor is located is removed,.
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  • Which is the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer?
  • How fast does Thyroid Cancer spreads?
  • What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?
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