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Inheritance and Genetics of Thyroid cancer

Racial Patterns for Thyroid cancer:

Racial Details for Thyroid cancer: In the United States, white people are more likely than African Americans to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Thyroid cancer refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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