What increases the chances of developing thyroid cancer?
Risk factors for thyroid cancer include: age - people most affected are 25 to 65 years old; gender - thyroid cancer is more common in women; radiation exposure; diet - a diet low in iodine or high in cheese, butter and meat; an enlarged thyroid (goiter), and; genetics and family history - if you are of Asian descent or have a family history of the disease or certain genetic conditions, you are more at risk.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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