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Cancer of the thyroid affects about xxx people  in the USA and xxx  in the UK each year. The cancers usually starts in the gland of the thyroid called papillary carcinoma. Other cancers include medullary cell carcinoma, lymphomas and the aggressive anaplastic carcinoma. 

Causes of thyroid cancer. Mostly we do not know why cancers start but there are increased risks if there is a strong family history or prior exposure to radioactive chemicals.

The treatment of cancer of the thyroid is primarily surgery (thyroidecctomy) followed by radioactive iodine treatment. Other treatments include radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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