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
Only a few times the thyroid nodules can be felt by a doctor, other times it can be detected only by ultra sound
8 of 10 thyroid cancer is a papillary carcinoma, a slow growing cancer which is rarely fatal when treated.
A papillary carcinoma can spread to the lymph nodes in the neck.
1 of 10 thyroid cancer is a follicular carcinoma , common in countries where there is a lack of iodine in diet.
Follicular carcinoma can spread to lungs and bones.
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.
Children exposed to x-rays and CT scan also at a risk of thyroid cancer, though the risks are lower.
The exact risk factors and causes of thyroid cancer still not known.