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What is Thyroid cancer, medullary?

What is Thyroid cancer, medullary?

  • Thyroid cancer, medullary: Cancer of the thyroid gland. The cancer develops from the parafollicular cells or in the thyroid gland which produced calcitonin. This type of cancer does not respond to treatment as well as papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. This form of thyroid cancer may be inherited.

Thyroid cancer, medullary 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, medullary, or a subtype of Thyroid cancer, medullary, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thyroid cancer, medullary: Introduction

Types of Thyroid cancer, medullary:

Broader types of Thyroid cancer, medullary:

Who gets Thyroid cancer, medullary?

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

How serious is Thyroid cancer, medullary?

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

What causes Thyroid cancer, medullary?

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

What are the symptoms of Thyroid cancer, medullary?

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

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

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

Thyroid cancer, medullary: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thyroid cancer, medullary.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thyroid cancer, medullary.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Thyroid cancer, medullary

Main name of condition: Thyroid cancer, medullary

Other names or spellings for Thyroid cancer, medullary:

Thyroid carcinoma, medullary, Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), Thyroid carcinoma, medullary
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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