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Description of Thyroid cancer

According to dictionary definition  IntroductionAccording to dictionary definition  The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck just above your collarbone, is responsible for producing hormones that help the body work normally. There are several types of cancer of the thyroid gland.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  The person is at greater risk if:1. Are between ages 25 and 652. Are a woman3. Are Asian4. Have a family member who has had thyroid disease5. Have had radiation treatments to your head or neck  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Your doctor may examine you physically and check if you have a lump or swelling in your neck. You may be recommended to get the following tests done:1. Thyroid laboratory tests2. Blood tests3. Imaging tests4. Biopsy to diagnose thyroid cancer  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment depends on the type of cancer you have and how far the cancer has spread. Many patients receive a combination of treatments. They may include:1. Surgery2. Radioactive iodine3. Hormone treatment4. Radiation therapy5. Chemotherapy6. Targeted therapy  NIH: National Cancer Institute



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