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What is the thyroid gland? .. Can you get cancer?


The thyroid gland is one of the most important types of endocrine glands in the body, and it has an important role in the growth of the body, regulating blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature, burning fat, and regulating body hormones.


During the Q&A series that the Seventh Day presents to its readers, we will learn everything about the thyroid gland and its exposure to disorders, and does it cause cancer?, according to the “webmed” website.


What is the thyroid gland?

It is a type of important endocrine glands in the body, located in the front of the neck and resembles a butterfly.


What is the role of the thyroid gland in the human body?

It is responsible for regulating the growth of the body and regulating the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and fat burning.


Is the occurrence of disorders in the thyroid gland cause cancer?

Yes, sometimes thyroid disorders may be a sign of thyroid cancer.


What is thyroid cancer?

 

This type of cancer is rare, and women are more likely than men to develop it.


What are the causes of thyroid cancer?

 

 Thyroid disease, such as thyroiditis.


Many recent medical studies have proven that family and genetic history play a major role in increasing the chances of infection.


People who are exposed to a lot of radiation are more susceptible.


What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?

A lump appears in the neck.


Sometimes the voice changes and becomes coarse.


Feeling pain in the neck.


- Difficulty in swallowing and breathing


Increased heart rate.


What are the ways to treat thyroid cancer?

Treatment of thyroid cancer depends on surgical intervention, initially, and then the patient undergoes radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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