Carcinoma of the thyroid gland is more common in females (especially during the childbearing age) as compared to males. Radiotherapy received during childhood in the head and neck area is one of the major risk factors of the thyroid gland carcinoma. It is worth mentioning that during the 1920s (before the era of antibiotics), doctors used to treat infections of the throat (such as tonsillitis and adenoiditis) and ear inflammations with X-rays. The radiation therapy with X-rays was also given to infants for treating the breathing problems. The carcinogenic effect of such a radiation was noticed after two decades during the 1940s, when many cases of the thyroid gland cancer were reported and these were linked to the X-rays radiation therapy.
Carcinoma of the thyroid gland usually presents as a lump in the neck along with discomfort on swallowing. Signs and symptoms of the thyroid gland dysfunction may also be noticed.
There are four major types of the thyroid carcinoma, i.e papillary adenocarcinoma, follicular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma.
Staging of papillary and follicular types of the thyroid gland carcinoma is done as follows:
Staging of the medullary thyroid carcinoma is done as follows:
There is no established staging system for anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid. Procedures used in diagnosis & evaluation of the thyroid carcinoma include blood test, thyroid scan, FNAC and biopsy.
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