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What is Thyroid cancer, follicular?

What is Thyroid cancer, follicular?

  • Thyroid cancer, follicular: A usually slow-growing cancer of the thyroid gland which is rarely fatal. The cancer develops from cells in the thyroid that produce iodine-containing hormones. This type of cancer usually responds well to treatment.

Thyroid cancer, follicular is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thyroid cancer, follicular, or a subtype of Thyroid cancer, follicular, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thyroid cancer, follicular: Introduction

Types of Thyroid cancer, follicular:

Broader types of Thyroid cancer, follicular:

Who gets Thyroid cancer, follicular?

Gender Ratio for Thyroid cancer, follicular: female:male 3:1

How serious is Thyroid cancer, follicular?

Complications of Thyroid cancer, follicular: see complications of Thyroid cancer, follicular

What causes Thyroid cancer, follicular?

Causes of Thyroid cancer, follicular: see causes of Thyroid cancer, follicular

What are the symptoms of Thyroid cancer, follicular?

Symptoms of Thyroid cancer, follicular: see symptoms of Thyroid cancer, follicular

Complications of Thyroid cancer, follicular: see complications of Thyroid cancer, follicular

Onset of Thyroid cancer, follicular: usually 40-60 years of age

Thyroid cancer, follicular: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thyroid cancer, follicular.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thyroid cancer, follicular.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thyroid cancer, follicular: Endocrinologist, Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thyroid cancer, follicular.
Treatments for Thyroid cancer, follicular: see treatments for Thyroid cancer, follicular
Research for Thyroid cancer, follicular: see research for Thyroid cancer, follicular

Name and Aliases of Thyroid cancer, follicular

Main name of condition: Thyroid cancer, follicular

Other names or spellings for Thyroid cancer, follicular:

Thyroid carcinoma, follicular, Follicular thyroid carcinoma, FTC

FTC, Follicular thyroid carcinoma, Thyroid carcinoma, follicular
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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