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Thyroid cancer

Also known as Cancer Of The Thyroid, Thyroid Gland Cancer, and Thyroid Ca

Thyroid cancer is a thyroid neoplasm that originates from follicular or parafollicular thyroid cells and is malignant.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with thyroid cancer, 22% report having fatigue, 17% report having difficulty in swallowing, and 12% report having neck mass. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of thyroid cancer are neck mass, stiffness all over, neck swelling, and arm weakness, although you may still have thyroid cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with thyroid cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), ultrasonography, biopsy, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment, hemoglobin a1c measurement, excision and depression screen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with thyroid cancer include thyroxine (synthroid), triiodothyronine (cytomel), risedronate (actonel), thyroid (usp) (armour thyroid), paricalcitol (zemplar), doxorubicin, carboplatin, magnesium salicylate / phenyltoloxamine, miglitol (glyset), thyrotropin alfa (usp) (thyrogen), acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, eflornithine topical and sunitinib (sutent) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for thyroid cancer include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get thyroid cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
0.6x
Female
1.3x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.2x
Other
1.1x
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