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What increases my risk for medullary thyroid cancer?

The risk factors for developing medullary thyroid cancer are few and specific. People who have a genetic disposition to tumors in other glands in the body are more at risk for developing inherited medullary thyroid cancer. That means the cancer is related to genetics. The other form of this cancer is called sporadic and means that the disease cannot be blamed on genetics. Most cases of medullary thyroid cancer are sporadic and affect older people.

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