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What are risks for primary thyroid lymphoma?

Primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is three times more common in women than men. It typically occurs between the ages of 50 and 80 years with a peak incidence in the late 60's. Patients with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) are at an increased risk of developing PTL. However, most patients with Hashimoto's do not develop PTL. 

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