What Causes Thyroid Cancer?

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What are the causes of cancer of the thyroid?

A:

Although there are factors that may be related to a greater chance of having thyroid cancer, researchers and experts are not clear what the exact cause of the cancer is. Even though some risk factors are present, doctors can’t tell you whether you will have thyroid cancer or not. Furthermore, some people develop thyroid cancer without risk factors.

Like other cancers, changes in the DNA of your cells might be associated with the development of the disease. You can inherit these DNA changes from your family or they can occur by themselves as you get older.

 

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