Papillary tumors of the thyroid are the most common form of thyroid cancer to result from exposure to radiation. Thyroid cancers are more often found in patients with a history of low-dose or high-dose external irradiation. A history of exposure of the head and neck to x-ray beams, especially during childhood, has been recognized as an important contributing factor for the development of thyroid cancer.
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