Thyroid Cancer News

What is Thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancers represent approximately 1% of new cancer diagnoses in the United States each year. Thyroid malignancies are divided into papillary carcinomas (80%), follicular carcinomas (10%), medullary thyroid carcinomas (5-10%), anaplastic carcinomas (1-2%), primary thyroid lymphomas (rare), and primary thyroid sarcomas (rare).

Hurthle cell carcinoma is a rare thyroid malignancy that is often considered a variant of follicular carcinoma. Hurthle cell carcinomas account for 2-3% of all thyroid malignancies. They occur more commonly in women than in men and typically manifest in the fifth decade of life. The clinical presentation is similar to that of other thyroid malignancies.

Thyroid cancer facts
Thyroid cancer is three times more common in women than in men.

There are four major types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic.

The cause of thyroid cancer is unknown, but certain risk factors have been identified and include a family history of goiter, exposure to high levels of radiation, and certain hereditary syndromes.

Not all thyroid cancers need treatment: study
May 17 10


Thyroid Cancer Diagnoses Increasing
Apr 12 10


Prevalence of Thyroid Cancer Rises Sharply
Dec 23 09


Thyroid cancer a risk after childhood cancer
Oct 28 09


ATA Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Updates
Sep 23 09


Thyroid Cancer Increasing, Scientists Don’t Know Why
May 04 09


Researchers discover atomic bomb effect results in adult-onset thyroid cancer
Aug 29 08


Thyroid cancer patients at risk of second cancer
Mar 12 08


Early detection critical in treating pediatric thyroid cancer
Feb 01 08


Office-Based Procedure Adequate for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
Sep 16 07


Thyroid cancer treatment may be overly aggressive
Aug 01 07


Thyroid cancer among women in the U.S. has increased
Sep 11 06


Increase in Thyroid Cancer in U.S. Attributed to Improved Early Detection
May 10 06


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