Health Information


  • Thyroid Gland

    Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function

  • Thyroid Cancer: Targeted Therapy

    Detailed information on targeted therapy for thyroid tumors.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Introduction

    Thyroid cancer starts in the gland called the thyroid. It occurs when cells in the thyroid gland grow out of control.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Statistics

    Learn the statistics about who gets thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Risk Factors

    Know the risk factors for developing thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Treatment Questions

    This rare type of thyroid cancer has several forms, depending on the mutations that cause it. Most cases of medullary thyroid cancer, though, are sporadic—they occur without any family history of thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have thyroid cancer, you will need certain exams and tests to be sure. Diagnosing thyroid cancer starts with your healthcare provider asking you questions. He or she will ask you about your health history, your symptoms, risk factors, and family history of disease.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms

    A persistent cough is one of the most common symptoms of thyroid cancer.