Thyroid cancer is made up of thyroid cells whose DNA has changed so that they do not die when they should - they continue to grow and form one or more tumours. It often presents as a single "nodule" (small tumour) in the thyroid. It can also spread. There are four types of thyroid cancer; papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic.
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Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma
March 2004 review, aimed at professionals. Includes treatment recommendations. [PDF]
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
Patient-led organisation offering information, support, and encouragement to people in the UK affected by this disease.
Cancer Research UK: Thyroid Cancer
Factsheet including symptoms and causes, tests, treatment, living with thyroid cancer and current research.
EndocrineWeb: Thyroid Cancer
An introduction to the different types of cancer, nodules, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Light of Life Foundation
Offers support and programs to help educate patients, families, and doctors about thyroid cancer and how to beat it.
MedicineNet: Thyroid Cancer
Discusses the different types, causes, detection, diagnosis and treatment.
National Cancer Institute: Thyroid Cancer
Explores treatment options, prevention, screening, clinical trials, statistics and research.
NHS Choices: Thyroid Cancer
Provides information on the thyroid gland and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
OncoLink: Thyroid Cancer
From the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Explains risk factors, process of diagnosis (including staging systems), and treatment options. Features continuing medical education resources for physicians.
Santa Monica Thyroid Diagnostic Center
Thyroid cancer physician specialist, and ultrasonographer. Find patient sources and weblog.
ThyCa: The Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Contains facts about all types of thyroid cancer and their treatments. Features a support network and a low iodine cookbook.
Cincinnati study of Chernobyl residents uncovers new cause of thyroid cancer
Article describing gene mutation discovered in papillary thyroid carcinomas that developed in Chernobyl residents. (January 03, 2005)
Chernobyl Study Reveals First Direct Evidence That Risk Of Thyroid Cancer Rises With Increasing Radiation Dose
Press release about first study to document dose-relationship between radiation and incidence of thyroid cancer. (September 02, 2004)
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