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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Thyroid Cancer, Version 1.2017

1

Thyroid cancer

The thyroid | Cancer basics

Figure 1

The thyroid and

parathyroid glands

The thyroid is a gland

in the

lower, front part of your neck. The

thyroid is shaped like a butterfly.

The parathyroid glands are small

glands that are found in the neck

near the thyroid.

Figure 2

Normal cell growth vs.

cancer cell growth

Normal cells increase in number

when they are needed and

die when old or damaged. In

contrast, cancer cells quickly

make new cells and live longer

because of abnormal changes in

genes.

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