Familial thyroid cancer.

@article{Alsanea2001FamilialTC,
  title={Familial thyroid cancer.},
  author={Osamah Alsanea and Orlo H. Clark},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          44-51
        }
}
Familial thyroid cancer can arise from parafollicular cells (familial medullary thyroid cancer) or from follicular cells (familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer). Familial medullary thyroid cancer may occur in isolation or as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type II syndromes. Genetic testing for a RET mutation on chromosome 10 is used to identify new family members who are gene carriers. Total thyroidectomy should be used in gene carriers without clinical disease before age 6 in… CONTINUE READING

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