Thyroids glands, thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer mainly begins in the thyroid gland. If you need to understand thyroid cancer, you have to know the normal structure and gathering of the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is situated in the below of the thyroid cartilage in the front part of the neck. In most of the people, thyroid can’t be seen or even can’t felt. It has 2 lobes – the right lobe and the left lobe. It has also 2 leading kinds of cells:
- Follicular cells and
- Parafollicular cells / C cells.
Follicular cells can create the following thyroid cancer:
- Papillary cancer
- Follicular cancer
- Hurthle cell cancer
Parafollicular cells / C cells can create the following thyroid cancer:
- Sporadic MTC
- Familial MTC
The symptom of thyroid cancer
- A lump in the neck that can sometimes grow quickly
- Swelling in the neck
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble breathing
What are the main causes of thyroid cancer?
The particular reason of the thyroid cancer is unknown to everyone till now. But there are some factors that are associated with an enhanced risk of thyroid cancer. In spite of present the risk factor there is no way of knowing the thyroid cancer whether cancer might develop.
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