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What are the most common types of pediatric thyroid cancer?

Harvey K. Chiu, MD
Pediatrics
The most common type of pediatric thyroid cancer is papillary thyroid carcinoma. Less frequently found is follicular thyroid carcinoma. Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a condition that often runs in families and is also a less common type of thyroid cancer.

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