Thyroid cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is at the base of the throat. It has two lobes, one on the right side and one on the left. The thyroid gland makes important hormones that help the body function normally.

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Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland. There are four forms: papill ...
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Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Most often, you won''t have signs and symptoms in the early stages of thyroid cancer, but as the cancer grows, you may experience one or more of the following: A lump — sometimes growing rapidly...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your thyroid gland is composed of two lobes that resemble the wings of a butterfly separated by a thin section of tissue called the isthmus. The thyroid takes up iodine from the food you eat and uses ...
Source: MayoClinic

Thyroid Cancer Prevention

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Prevention
... It''s often not possible to prevent thyroid cancer. But the following measures may reduce or eliminate your risk: Preventive (prophylactic) surgery. If you''ve inherited a defective RET gene, you may ...
Source: MayoClinic

Thyroid Cancer Treatment

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Complications
... Thyroid tumors can lead to a number of complications, including: Difficulty swallowing and breathing. Some thyroid cancers, particularly fast-growing anaplastic tumors and thyroid lymphomas, can cause...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Surgery is the main treatment for most types of thyroid cancer, but other therapies may vary, depending on the type of thyroid cancer you have. Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers The best type o...
Source: MayoClinic

Thyroid Cancer Other

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Thyroid Cancer
... What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a hormone producing organ (or gland) that is located on the front of the neck, just under the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland, which is made up of a right lobe and ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Thyroid Cancer Treatment
... Treatment may be one of the following: Surgery to remove the thyroid (total thyroidectomy). This may be followed by hormone therapy and radioactive iodine.Surgery to remove one lobe of the thyroid (lo...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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