Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

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Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on hereditary thyroid cancer we discussed risk factors that increase the likelihood of an hereditary predisposition to thyroid cancer.  In this post we outline four hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk to develop thyroid cancer, and their features.  Hereditary Cancer Syndromes that Involve the Thyroid 1. Multiple Endocrine…

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Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 1

The bodily system that regulates our metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood is called the endocrine system.  Glands that produce hormones and regulate these functions include: Pineal gland Pituitary gland Thyroid Thymus Adrenal glands Pancreas Reproductive glands (ovaries and testes) This article will focus on one endocrine gland- the…

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