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Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments

empt the diagnosis, in any aspect of the Health, It is essential, in the case of cancer the best way to increase the chances of winning the battle. He thyroid cancer, although it has a low prevalence (according to medical data, representing approximately 1% of all cancers diagnosed in our country) and have one of the better forecasts and lowest mortality rate in some of its variants It can be really dangerous. It is important to know the symptoms that can reveal its presence in upstream.

Types

The most common thyroid cancer is to papillary thyroid, followed cancer medullary, It is having a high hereditary component; he follicular, and the most aggressive cancer anaplastic thyroid.

symptom

We are facing a type of tumor whose symptom more frequent, and before that we should not have recourse to the doctor, as appearance of a bulge in the anterior neck (Most are benign, statistically, one of 20 nodes is malignant), glanglios lymph nodes, difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness or voice changes Y recurrent pain in the neck or throat.

There are some risk factor’s which can make us more vulnerable to developing this type of cancer, such as exposure to radiation for example, radiotherapy to the neck or nuclear-accidents. At this point, and as underlines the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), the X-ray exposure test side as x-rays or mammograms do not increase the risk of developing this cancer.

Other risk factors include having family background, low or high iodine diet, age (most often between 30 and 50 years), sex (it is a most common type of cancer in women) or suffer from thyroid Hashimoto.

Treatment

For the treatment of thyroid cancer most often is the surgery, for partial or total removal of the thyroid or lymph nodes in the neck with cancer. Depending on the type and stage of cancer you may also need to undergo treatment radiotherapy. After surgery can kill any cancer cells of the thyroid was not removed.

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