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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Thyroid Cancer

(p.975) 50 Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention



Oxford University Press

Cancer of the thyroid is relatively uncommon, although it is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system and is the eighth ranking cancer among women. The prognosis is extremely good for papillary and follicular carcinoma and extremely poor for anaplastic carcinoma. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of thyroid cancer, taking histology into account whenever possible.

Keywords:   thyroid, papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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