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who usually gets thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Anyone: Anyone can get thyroid cancer. Your risk is higher if you have a family history of thyroid cancer or if you were exposed to excess radiation to the neck when you were younger.
Answered on Nov 6, 2012
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Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: There is no specific risk factor other than having radiation to the neck. It may be more common in areas where iodine deficiency is likely.
Answered on Sep 9, 2012

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