Thyroid Cancer is a disease that you get when unusual cells start to develop in thyroid organ. It forms like a butterfly and is situated in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that controls & becomes active with the body work regularly.
Symptoms are swelling neck, breathing difficulty, steady wheezing & hacking voice. Treatment includes Surgery to remove the part of the thyroid gland, radioactive iodine to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue. TSH suppression therapy prevents any remaining cancer cells.
Ongoing Research is being done at Thyroid Cancer Centers. About 2400 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year in Australia, the average age of a woman diagnosed with thyroid cancer is 49; the average age of a man diagnosed with thyroid cancer is 54 cases have increased over the years. Number of cases of thyroid cancer increased by 250%.