Follicular Thyroid Cancer at CMC

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Follicular thyroid carcinoma is a kind of thyroid cancer that develops from the thyroid gland’s follicular cells. Thyroid hormones are created and stored by these cells. Although less frequent than papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer is nevertheless one of the most common kinds of thyroid cancer.

There are two subtypes of follicular thyroid cancer:

slightly and broadly invasive. Compared to the broadly invasive subtype, minimally invasive follicular thyroid cancer is less aggressive and has a better prognosis.

Although the precise origin of follicular thyroid cancer is uncertain, radiation exposure and genetic alterations are thought to play a role. Early-stage follicular thyroid cancer may go undetected, but as it progresses, it can cause weight loss, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in the neck, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and difficulty speaking.

Follicular thyroid cancer is normally diagnosed by performing a thyroid biopsy, which entails taking a tiny sample of thyroid tissue and studying it under a microscope. HRT, radioactive iodine therapy, and surgery are all potential treatments for follicular thyroid cancer. If diagnosed and treated early, there is generally good prognosis for follicular thyroid cancer. The outlook may be less rosy if the malignancy has spread to further body organs.

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