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Can medullary thyroid cancer be prevented?

There may not be any way to prevent medullary thyroid cancer; however, if you have a family genetic history of thyroid cancer or tumors, you may want to be aware that you are at risk. Genetic testing may be recommended for family members. People who are older and have a strong genetic history may want to have their thyroid gland removed to prevent cancer from developing. Your decision can be based on advice and direction from a genetic counselor.

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