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4 Types of Thyroid Cancer

By    |   Tuesday, 03 May 2016 07:14 PM

Thyroid cancer results from malignant cells in tissues of the thyroid gland. The thyroid, located at the front of the neck, produces hormones that regulate functions throughout the body.

Cancer of the thyroid occurs more often in women than in men, according to ThyCa, the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. Most people afflicted with the cancer are between ages 25 and 65. Exposure to large amounts of radiation or radiation treatment for the head and neck may increase the risk, the group says, but the cancer may not develop for 20 years or more.

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A lump or nodule in the thyroid gland may first indication of thyroid cancer. Doctors examine thyroid cells through a microscope to determine if cancer caused the nodule, and if so, which type of cancer.

There are four types of thyroid cancer, writes Dr. Arnold L. Goodman for EndocrineWeb:

1. Papillary thyroid cancer makes up about 70 to 80 percent of all thyroid cancers. The cancer is usually not aggressive and commonly affects people ages 30 to 50. When it spreads, it normally doesn’t go beyond the neck. Radiation exposure may be related to tumor development, including radiation treatment for acne or adenoid problems for children.

2. Follicular thyroid cancer is often diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60. This disease is more aggressive for older patients. The cancer may invade blood vessels and spread to other parts of the body, including bone and lung tissues.

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3. Medullary thyroid cancer may be inherited or linked to other gland disorders. It tends to strike people between ages 40 and 50. The cancer develops from cells that produce calcitonin and regulate calcium and phosphate blood levels, promoting bone growth.

4. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the rarest form, affecting fewer than 5 percent of thyroid cancer patients. Patients are generally over age 65. It is aggressive and difficult to treat.

Early detection may provide a higher chance for successful treatment, according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Aside from a lump or nodule in the front of the neck, symptoms may include enlargement of the thyroid, which may cause swelling in the neck or pain in front of the neck, the Cancer Center says. There may also be hoarseness, breathing difficulties, an unexplained cough, coughing with blood, and difficulty swallowing.

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