Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thyroid Carcinoma Risk Factors

Risk factors for thyroid cancer include:

  • Exposure to radiation:
    • From x-rays that were performed without proper shielding
    • CT scans of the neck
    • Radiation therapy
  • Family history of thyroid cancer
  • Family history of goiter

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Last Updated: Aug 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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