What Causes Thyroid Cancer

In most cases of thyroid cancer, there is no known cause. People most at risk for thyroid cancer are those who were exposed to radiation or radioactive iodine from nuclear fallout. When the healthy thyroid gland is exposed to radioactive iodine, the cells of the thyroid gland can develop breaks in their chromosomes, which can […]

Hurthle Cell Cancer – A Close Relative

Hurthle cell thyroid cancer, or oncocytic thyroid cancer, is a type of follicular thyroid cancer. This is an unusual type of tumor that’s less common than follicular cancer, making up only 4 percent of all thyroid cancers. Most people who develop Hurthle cell thyroid cancer are in their midfi fties and older—about ten years older […]