Thyroid cancer, childhood

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Thyroid cancer, childhood

Thyroid cancer is the third most common solid tumor cancer type in children and the most common type of cancer of hormone glands in children. Symptoms usually appear as a lump in the thyroid or neck that is not painfull. For children, surgery is the main treatment and depending on the type of cancer, chemotherapy or radiation therapy may also be given after surgery. Many children with thyroid cancer have a family history of the condition.

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ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

* To Educate, so we and our families better understand our disease. * To Participate, so others learn from our experience. * To Communicate, so we and our health care professionals better understand each others' needs. * To Support Research, for a future free of thyroid cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Thyroid cancer, childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

* To Educate, so we and our families better understand our disease. * To Participate, so others learn from our experience. * To Communicate, so we and our health care professionals better understand each others' needs. * To Support Research, for a future free of thyroid cancer.

http://www.thyca.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Detection and Treatment of Endocrine Abnormalities in Childhood Cancer Survivors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypopituitarism; Hypogonadism; Thyroid Dysfunction; Bone Diseases, Metabolic

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Cabozantinib in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Melanoma; Recurrent Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma; Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

 

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2014

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