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. In the mean, females are affected 1.5-3 times more often than males. The prevalence of occult thyroid cancer is 104 higher than the incidence of clinical recognized thyroid cancer, and the cause-specific mortality rate is 3-10 times lower than the average incidence rate (about 1.5/100,000 per year in men and 3/100,000 per year in women).