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Thyroid cancer: What is it? What are the signs and  symptoms of thyroid cancer ? How to prevent thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer: What is it? What are the signs and  symptoms of thyroid cancer ? How to prevent thyroid cancer?

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Thyroid cancer: What is it? Thyroid cancer is a rather rare cancer. It is recorded in France 4000 new cases per year (for 40 000 breast cancers). It concerns women at 75%. Its incidence is increasing in all countries. In Canada, in 2010, thyroid cancer was diagnosed in approximately 1 000 males and 4 100 females. This cancer is ranked 5th in female cancers (4.9% of cases), but represents only 0.3% of female cancer mortality. The diagnosis usually occurs in people aged 25 years to 65 years. This cancer is often detected at an early stage. The treatment is then very effective with a cure in 90% of cases. Improved screening techniques could also explain that diagnosis is more common. In fact, we can now detect small, previously invisible tumors. Risk factors. Thyroid cancer is favored by...