Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Thyroid cancer develops in the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. Disclaimer This gland is to produce hormones that regulate metabolism.

When a fluid-filled nodule develops in the thyroid, the vast majority of these nodules are benign cancer lines. If you child has been exposed to radiation or have a family history of thyroid cancer, your risk is higher.

A cancerous lump can be of three types of thyroid cancer: papillary papillary, follicular, or mixed. Medullary carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma and thyroid lymphoma are less common disease.

Papillary and follicular cancers are slow growing and are usually asymptomatic for many years. Sometimes the lump in the gland can grow and cancer cells can spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Although this disease does not spread quickly, can metastasize or spread to other organs.

According to the report of the American National Cancer Institutes SEER 2010, an estimated 44,670 (10,740 men and 33,930 women) will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. They also report, 1690 men and women will die of thyroid cancer in 2010.