Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer is cancer that forms in the thyroid gland (an organ at the base of the throat that makes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight). Four main types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. The four types are based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope.
What is Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer involving unregulated cell growth in the thyroid gland, which is located at the base of the neck. It is a rare type of cancer, accounting for approximately 1% of all people diagnosed with cancer.

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Latest Thyroid Cancer News and Research

Working too many hours may lead to an underactive thyroid

Working too many hours may lead to an underactive thyroid

Research shows significant difference in radiation response between sexes

Research shows significant difference in radiation response between sexes

Aggressive features in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma raises the risk for distant metastasis

Aggressive features in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma raises the risk for distant metastasis

New evidence-based clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of thyroid disease

New evidence-based clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of thyroid disease

Genetic susceptibility influences the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer

Genetic susceptibility influences the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer

To boost bottom lines, single-payer may be just what these restaurateurs ordered

To boost bottom lines, single-payer may be just what these restaurateurs ordered

World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found to have increased leukemia incidence

World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found to have increased leukemia incidence

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Risk of death from heart disease found to be higher in cancer patients

Risk of death from heart disease found to be higher in cancer patients

New gene mutation involved in familial thyroid cancers identified

New gene mutation involved in familial thyroid cancers identified

MU researchers describe Down syndrome-associated catatonia

MU researchers describe Down syndrome-associated catatonia

Radiation from CT scans can increase risk of leukemia, thyroid cancer

Radiation from CT scans can increase risk of leukemia, thyroid cancer

Study explores the overall rate of new cancer cases in Canada from 1971 to 2015

Study explores the overall rate of new cancer cases in Canada from 1971 to 2015

Using machine learning on ultrasound images to predict risk of thyroid cancer

Using machine learning on ultrasound images to predict risk of thyroid cancer

Low-risk thyroid cancer and stringent follow-up: who decides?

Low-risk thyroid cancer and stringent follow-up: who decides?

Study highlights role of patient maximizing-minimizing preferences in thyroid cancer surveillance

Study highlights role of patient maximizing-minimizing preferences in thyroid cancer surveillance

Biomarkers reveal increase in thyroid cancer incidence among WTC responders

Biomarkers reveal increase in thyroid cancer incidence among WTC responders

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

Study: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessary

Study: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessary