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What causes thyroid cancer?

Not much is known about the causes of thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer, like all cancers, results from the abnormal overgrowth of cells, which build up to form tumors. Certain genetic factors, like a family history of goiter or other thyroid conditions, may influence some types of thyroid cancer. Doctors believe that exposure to radiation, especially in the head or neck areas, may play a role in the development of thyroid cancer.

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