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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs when cells of the thyroid gland grow uncontrollably to form masses of cells called tumors that can invade the tissues of the neck, and may spread to the surrounding lymph nodes, or to the bloodstream. The most common types of cancers of the thyroid gland are derived from the cells responsible for thyroid hormone production.

The most common kinds of thyroid cancer are papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid and follicular adenocarcinoma of the thyroid. (Adenocarcinoma is a general term for cancer that comes from glandular tissue.) There are other types of thyroid cancer including medullary, which originates in the parafollicular cells of the thyroid. The parafollicular cells produce the hormone calcitonin.