Fast Five Quiz: Suspected Thyroid Cancer

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD; Lori J. Wirth, MD


September 08, 2022

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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