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What is thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Often curable cancer

The thyroid gland is in the lower neck and makes essential hormones.
Cancers of the thyroid gland are of multiple types; the most common is of the pappliary subtype. Often surgery is the first step of treatment followed by treatment with trace amounts of radioactive iodine which destroys any remaining cancer. In most cases survival and cure rates are very good.

In brief: Often curable cancer

The thyroid gland is in the lower neck and makes essential hormones.
Cancers of the thyroid gland are of multiple types; the most common is of the pappliary subtype. Often surgery is the first step of treatment followed by treatment with trace amounts of radioactive iodine which destroys any remaining cancer. In most cases survival and cure rates are very good.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Inderjit Deol
Agree. Most common thyroid cancer is papillary type which may be curable. However, other thyroid cancers such as anaplastic, medullary type, or invasive follicular cancer can be aggressive. The first step is biopsy of the tumor to diagnose type of cancer. Treatment may differ for each tumor.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: The thyroid gland

Lives below your adam's apple, it is controlled by the pituitary hormone TSH to make an polyiodinated hormone that regulated metabolism (energy use).
There are different types (follicular, pappilary, medullary, hurthle cell, and anaplastic). Dental x-rays and radioactive i from nuclear reactors may play causative role. Increasing in incidence. Quite treatable.

In brief: The thyroid gland

Lives below your adam's apple, it is controlled by the pituitary hormone TSH to make an polyiodinated hormone that regulated metabolism (energy use).
There are different types (follicular, pappilary, medullary, hurthle cell, and anaplastic). Dental x-rays and radioactive i from nuclear reactors may play causative role. Increasing in incidence. Quite treatable.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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