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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland at the base of the throat, near the windpipe. It makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that help your body work normally. There are four types of thyroid cancer – papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Papillary is the most common while anaplastic is the most aggressive and difficult to cure. Other types of thyroid cancers are usually curable if detected early.
Thyroid cancer are seen in women more than men.
Exact Cause of thyroid Cancer is not known however following are the conditions that increases the chances of thyroid cancer:
The most common symptom of thyroid cancer is a neck lump or nodule. If the tumor is large, it may cause other symptoms which would include:
Most Thyroid cancers cannot be prevented. However if thyroid cancer runs in your family or if you above the above defined symptoms it is advisable to consult your doctor.