What Puts You at Risk for Thyroid Cancer?”

Posted on Sep 23, 2013

drawing of throat and head showing parathyroid gland anatomyThyroid cancer seems to be on the rise, and women are three times more likely than men to develop thyroid cancer.

What’s your risk?

A history of thyroid cancer in your family or radiation exposure increases your risk. Find out your risk for thyroid cancer.

People with thyroid cancer often have no symptoms and don’t know they have thyroid cancer until they or their doctors find a lump in their neck.

Get screened for thyroid cancer in Oakland

To diagnose the lump or nodule, your doctor will perform an ultrasound of your neck and may a take a small sample to test for cancer. Although thyroid nodules are common, only 5 to 15 percent of nodules are cancerous.

Because we are able to detect and treat thyroid cancer in its earliest stages, it has one of the highest survival and cure rates of all types of cancer.

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