Thyroid Cancer: 10 Important Facts You Didn’t Know

 Friday, February 3, 2017

Cancer, a term that scares almost all of us, a disease we would never want to touch us, is caused in almost all of our organs. Here are ten facts you will discover about thyroid cancer on scrolling down.

Fact 1: -

1 in every 20 thyroid nodules can cause cancer

Fact 2:-

Only a few times the thyroid nodules can be felt by a doctor, other times it can be detected only by ultra sound

Fact 3:-

8 of 10 thyroid cancer is a papillary carcinoma, a slow growing cancer which is rarely fatal when treated.

Fact 4:-

A papillary carcinoma can spread to the lymph nodes in the neck.

Fact 5:- 

1 of 10 thyroid cancer is a follicular carcinoma , common in countries where there is a lack of iodine in diet.

Fact 6:-

Follicular carcinoma can spread to lungs and bones.

Fact 7:-

Thyroid cancer is generally diagnosed at a younger age than most other adult cancers. About 2% of cases occur in teens.

Fact 8 :-

Having a head or neck radiation at a young age can put one at a risk of thyroid cancer.

Fact 9:-

Children exposed to x-rays and CT scan also at a risk of thyroid cancer, though the risks are lower.

Fact 10:-

The exact risk factors and causes of thyroid cancer still not known.


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