Follicular thyroid cancer accounts for 15% of thyroid cancer. Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is a well-differentiated tumor.
FTC occurs more frequently in whites than in blacks
Incidence is higher in women than men.Thyroid carcinoma is common in all age groups, with an age range of 15-84 years
Exposure to ionizing radiation
• Iodine deficiency
• Mutations of the ras oncogene
Thyroid mass or nodule in neck.
• Persistent cough
• Difficulty breathing
• Difficulty swallowing
• Vocal cord paralysis
Complete assessment of thyroid function: Levels above the reference range of T4, T3 and TSH may indicate thyroid cancer.
• Evaluate serum levels of thyroglobulin, calcium, and calcitonin.
• TSH suppression test
• PCR Technique
• Fine needle aspiration biopsy
• Fiber-optic laryngoscopy
The initial treatment for cancer of the thyroid is surgical.
• Thyroid replacement therapy
• External beam radiation therapy
• Chemotherapy with cisplatin or doxorubicin has limited efficacy
The overall 5-year survival rate for follicular thyroid cancer is 91% and 10 years survival rate is 85%
• Goiter, Toxic Nodular
• Graves Disease
• Hurthle Cell Carcinoma
• Thyroid Nodule
• Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
• Medullary thyroid carcinoma
• Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
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