Good chances of recovery
The thyroid hormones play a central role in our metabolism. If the thyroid gland is affected by cancer, this unfortunately only becomes apparent at a late stage. You should therefore react quickly if your thyroid gland expands in a short period of time or if lymph nodes in your neck are swollen.
We have specialised consultants and therapists at Schoen Clinic. They offer the best possible treatment for thyroid cancer.
Causes & symptoms
What is thyroid cancer?
The thyroid gland is located on the front of the neck under the larynx and in front of the trachea and oesophagus. A normal-sized thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped and consists of two lobes joined together. The parathyroid glands are located at the back.
More than 90 per cent of thyroid cancer diseases originate from thyroid cells, which are responsible for the production of thyroid hormone. They are relatively benign. Malignant neoplasms in the thyroid gland have increased significantly in recent years.
Thyroid cancer – causes: How does the disease develop?
The only really well-documented risk factor is radiation exposure from the outside (radiation therapy in the neck/head area, nuclear reactor accident) or from the inside (intake of radioactive substances with food).
Patients with widespread polyp formation in the family are slightly more likely to develop thyroid cancer.