Thyroid Growth and Cancer

@article{Williams2015ThyroidGA,
  title={Thyroid Growth and Cancer},
  author={Dillwyn Williams},
  journal={European Thyroid Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={164 - 173}
}
It is proposed that most papillary thyroid cancers originate in infancy and childhood, based on the early rise in sporadic thyroid carcinoma incidence, the pattern of radiation-induced risk (highest in those exposed as infants), and the high prevalence of sporadic papillary thyroid cancers in children and adolescents (ultrasound screening after the Fukushima accident). The early origin can be linked to the growth pattern of follicular cells, with a high mitotic rate in infancy falling to very… Expand
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