Thyroid By:Emily Erman

A cancer of the thyroid, the butterfly shaped gland at the base of the neck. They thyroid gland is below the thyroid cart ledge (Adam's apple). In the front part of the part of the neck. In most people the thyroid can not be seen or felt. It is butterfly shaped with 2 lobes joined by a narrow isthmus.

Thyroid cancer is a disease that you get when abnormal cells begin to grow in you thyroid gland. Some people have no symptoms others may notice a lump in the neck. Pain is usually in the neck.
Lump in the neck, swollen lymph nodes, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing or breathing, neck pain, and throat pain.
Cells from thyroid cancers can travel to lymph nodes in the neck and chest areas. M indicates whether the cancer has spread(metastasized) to other organs of the body. It starts in the thyroid goes to lungs then to your liver then to your bones then most likely you die!
Approximately 1.2 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer at some point during their lifetime. The number of deaths was 0.5 per 10,000 men and women.
Other inherited genetic conditions, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Gardner syndrome, Cowden disease and Carney complex type I, are considered risk factors for thyroid cancer, particularly papillary and follicular thyroid cancers.
For unclear reasons thyroid cancers (like almost all diseases of the thyroid) occur about 3 times more often in women than in men. Thyroid cancer can occur at any age, but the risk peaks earlier for women (who are most often in their 40s or 50s when diagnosed) than for men (who are usually in their 60s or 70s).
Most people with thyroid cancer have no known risk factors, so it is not possible to prevent most cases of this disease. Radiation exposure, especially in childhood, is a known thyroid cancer risk factor. Because of this, doctors no longer use radiation to treat less serious diseases.
Treatments, which are usually successful, include surgery, hormone therapy, radioactive iodine, radiation, and in some cases chemotherapy.

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