Understanding thyroid cancer

Find out more about the thyroid gland and different types of thyroid cancer.

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General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. They keep dividing to make more abnormal cells which form a lump or tumour.

General information Cancer and cell types

Cancers are grouped into types. Different types of cancer can behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

General information How is cancer treated?

There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one treatment or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

Thyroid cancer The thyroid gland

The thyroid gland releases important hormones that keep your body functioning at the correct speed.