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Can sweet n low cause thyroid cancer?

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 that it can cause another type of cancer at very high doses in animal studies, but this was apparently disproven in primates and in fact saccharin has been removed as a potential carcinogen in several government lists. Read more...

What are the causes of thyroid cancer?

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 not know why they developed thyroid cancer. In occasional cases, the cause can be traced back to something specific (i.e. Prior exposure to radiation therapy to the neck or to other sources of radiation). Read more...
Causes. Spontaneous (most common) Radiation exposure (occupational, nuclear fall out) Hereditary. Read more...
Thyroid cancer. Most of the time we do not know why someone gets thyroid cancer. It is known about 5% of patients will have a family member with thyroid cancer. The only known risk for thyroid cancer is external radiation of the thyroid during childhood. Generally the radiation in diagnostic scan such as a CT scan or dental xrays is NOT associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer. Read more...

What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

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 this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/ds00492. Read more...

What are the risk factors involved with thyroid cancer?

Multiple... Thyroid cancer can have a number of risk factors. Most notably are a family history of thyroid cancer in a first degree relative, like a mother, father or silbing, but also a history of radiation to the head and neck region. Read more...
Not many. Radiation to the neck for benign disease- which was common 50+ years ago, rare nowadays. Sometimes runs in families or part of rare familial syndromes (men) associated with nuclear disasters (chernobyl).. Most patients have no known risk factors. Read more...

Could you list the thyroid cancer risk factors?

Radiation & genetics. Risk factors for thyroid cancer include: exposure to very high levels of radiation (such as radiation treatment to the head and neck or fallout from such sources as nuclear power plant accidents or weapons testing), personal or family history of goiter (noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid), certain inherited genetic syndromes (like multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes). Read more...

Does thyroid cancer cause you to sweat?

Not necessarily. Here is a good review on thyroid cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. Read more...

Can thyroid cancer be caused from asbestos?

No. Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling of asbestos gets into the respiratory tract. Under this situation many so exposed develop mesothelisoma of the lining of the lung totally unassociated with thyroid cancer which can also arise in early age from exposure of to H&N radiation. Read more...

Can thyroid cancer cause hyperthyroidism?

Can coexist . Thyroid cancer can coexist with hyperthyroidism especially with multi nodular goitersbut rare. Read more...
Unusual. Most thyroid cancers do not produce excess thyroid hormone. Very rarely, a single nodule can produce excess hormone and be cancerous, but those are very unusual. Read more...
Thyroid cancer. It is very rare for thyroid caner to cause high thyroid levels. This occurs only with follicular thyroid cancer with extensive, bulky metastatic disease. Read more...