Thyroid cancer, medullary

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Thyroid cancer, medullary

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a malignant tumor of the parafollicular C cell of the thyroid that usually secretes calcitonin. This type of cancer usually appears as a mass in the neck or thyroid and can be diagnosed by a biopsy. This type of cancer is the third most common of all types of thyroid cancers and totally about 3-4% of thryroid cancers. Treatment usually includes a total thyroidectomy, which is a removal of all of part of the thyroid gland, as well as radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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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, medullary" 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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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A Phase 2 Study of GI-6207 in Patients With Recurrent Medullary Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Medullary Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2014

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An Initial Study of Lithium in Patients With Medullary Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Medullary Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2011

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The Efficacy of CASAD in Patients With Diarrhea Related to Medullary Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diarrhea; Medullary Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2012

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