Hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma.

  title={Hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={H F A Vasen and Albert Vermey},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  volume={19 2},
The most well-known form of familial thyroid cancer is hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). This neoplasm is often associated with pheochromocytoma and hyperparathyroidism, a combination known as the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2A (MEN 2A). The rare association of MTC and pheochromocytoma with multiple mucosal neuromas is called multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2B (MEN 2B). Of those who present with clinical signs and symptoms, almost half die of the disease… CONTINUE READING