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Thyroid Cancer

ELAINE RON and ARTHUR B. SCHNEIDER

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0050
Thyroid Cancer

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Cancer of the thyroid is relatively uncommon, although it is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system and is the eighth ranking cancer among women. The prognosis is extremely good for papillary and follicular carcinoma and extremely poor for anaplastic carcinoma. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of thyroid cancer, taking histology into account whenever possible.

Keywords: thyroid; papillary carcinoma; follicular carcinoma; anaplastic carcinoma; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  23712 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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