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Thyroid cancer can seem a rare or uncommon disease, but it is not; it is the fifth most abundant female malignancy, representing 6% of all cancers diagnosed in women. So far, we have seen that this thyroid cancer is 100% curable when detected in time.

This cancer begins in the thyroid gland, which is Butterfly-shaped and is usually located in the front neck, its job is to form the thyroid hormones, overturn them into the blood stream and deliver it to all tissues of the body.

Usually, this cancer occurs in people over the age of 40. However, in the majority of patients, the specific reason for which they develop thyroid cancer is not known. The following are possible causes associated with this cancer:

  • Thyroid cancer can occur in all age groups.
  • Radiation increases the risk of developing thyroid cancer. Exposure can occur as a result of:
  • Radiation therapy to the neck (especially in children).
  • Exposure to radiation by disasters at nuclear power plants.
  • Other risk factors are the family history of thyroid cancer and chronic goiter (enlarged thyroid gland).

The symptoms vary depending on the type of thyroid cancer, but it may occur a cough, difficulty swallowing, enlarged thyroid gland, hoarseness or voice changes, swelling in the neck and thyroid tumor.

In case you are worried about this cancer, you should check constantly your thyroid levels in your body. The best thing to do is to ask your doctor and visit our experts at Cancun Oncology Center. Get an appointment and follow us on Facebook to receive more information about your health.

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