- Q What increases my risk for follicular thyroid cancer?
If you have been exposed to radiation, you could be at risk for thyroid cancer. People who underwent radiation treatment for conditions such as acne may be at risk, as may those who have been exposed to nuclear radiation. Talk to your doctor if you think... Full Answer
- Q Can follicular thyroid cancer be prevented?
In some cases, your doctor may recommend preemptive surgery to remove the thyroid gland if you have a strong family history of thyroid disorders. If you are concerned about exposure to radiation causing thyroid cancer, you may be able to take potassium... Full Answer
- Q How common is follicular thyroid cancer?
Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common form of thyroid cancer, after papillary thyroid cancer. Between ten and twenty percent of thyroid cancer cases are follicular thyroid cancer. This form of thyroid cancer is more likely to occur in... Full Answer
- Q What causes follicular thyroid cancer?
The specific cause of thyroid cancer is not clear. However, some environmental conditions could lead to the disease. Some people with thyroid cancer may have developed the disease due to exposure to radiation used during childhood to treat acne or other... Full Answer
- Q Is follicular thyroid cancer serious?
Thyroid cancer is serious, although it is treatable. Follicular thyroid cancer is a bit more serious than papillary thyroid cancer because it can spread through the blood stream as opposed to through the lymph nodes. However, with the right treatment you... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my thyroid cancer symptoms?
If you experience any symptoms of thyroid cancer, it's a good idea to see your doctor. Since thyroid cancer is not a common disease, your doctor will likely perform tests to rule out other problems first. However, it is important to note that diagnosing... Full Answer