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Does smoking cause thyroid cancer

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No relationship: Of thyroid cancer and smoking, but respiratory (lung, etc.) yes.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Probably not: I am not aware of any studies linking marijuana to most cancers. But - you are inhaling a caustic substance into the lungs that can cause damage with... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Mostly unknown: The cause of thyroid cancer is not known in most cases. Exposure to x-rays in childhood, and genetic defects are seen in a minority of the cases. See ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Not necessarily: Here is a good review on thyroid cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-and-signs.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid cancer: The Mayo Clinic "www.mayoclinic.com" begins with the statement "It's not clear what causes thyroid cancer". That said, it is worth reading the on-l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yimanswered
Surgical Oncology 29 years experience
No.: Sweet 'n' low, which is made from saccharin, has never been shown to cause thyroid cancer, in man or in animals. There was some concern in the past t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cohen
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
No Simple Answer: It is likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, both of which are not well understood at this time. In most patients, we do n... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Productive cough: If the cancer spreads to the lung- you could have cough caused by the cancer spread. Although it is usually dry cough, but productive cough also can h... Read More
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Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leemanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: Most of the time, thyroid cancer does not change thyroid function. However, after being treated for thyroid cancer, you will be hypothyroid if your t... Read More

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