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What if medullary thyroid cancer runs in my family?

One of the risk factors for medullary thyroid cancer is if the disease runs in your family. If that is the case, it is important to speak with your doctor, who may recommend a specialist. For people who are genetically prone to medullary thyroid cancer, prevention may include surgery to remove the thyroid gland. It is also important for family members to be genetically tested.

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