Thyroid Cancer

By: Grace Angulas and Jamie Camello

What is Thyroid Cancer?

Definition of Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid cancer is happening in the cells of the thyroid, which is a butterfly shaped gland right below the Adam's apple of you throat.

Thyroid cancer main cause have not been found yet as of 2015

  • risk factors include women, low iodine, radiation, family history, and hereditary conditions

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Most of the symptoms of thyroid cancer is pain-free lump on the neck, but it can lead to many other symptoms.

  • Swelling in the lymph nodes

  • The lump is not painful to touch

  • It can lead to difficulty breathing and swallowing
  • It can lead to a change in voice
  • The lymph nodes may swell
  • There may be neck and ear pain
  • Coughing frequently
  • Having trouble eating, breathing, and swallowing
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How does it impact the people it affects?


Interview With Linda by jamiec

How Prevalent Is Thyroid Cancer?

Over years thyroid cancer has increased in humans instead of decreasing like most other cases.

  • By 2015 62,450 new cases of thyroid cancer will happen
  • 1,950 people will die by 2015 due to thyroid cancer

How Is Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed?

  • Thyroid cancer is diagnosed by a biopsy. A biopsy is when cells are removed from a suspicious spot and examined under a microscope.
  • Other tests include blood tests, ultrasound exam, and a radio-iodine scan.
  • Blood tests and an ultrasound will be administered if you have a nodule on your thyroid.
  • If the lump is larger than 1 centimeter, a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) will be conducted

  • The FNAB assists in determining whether or not the lump is cancerous
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What is going on inside of me?

Treatments for Thyroid Cancer

There are many treatments currently for thyroid cancer but there is no 100% cure for it.

  • Surgery
  • Radioactive Iodine
  • Chemotherapy
  • Multi-kinase Inhibitors
  • Vascular Disrupting Agents
  • Autophagy Modulators
  • Current Thyroid Cancer Pipeline

Works cited / Annotation

Chen, Yi-Bin, David Zieve, and Isla Ogilvie, eds. "Thyroid Cancer- Papillary Carcinoma." Medline Plus. A.D.A.M., 23 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2015. <>. The author and organization seems credible. Medlineplus gives up to date information on medical information. Medlineplus is a well known, respected source of medical and healthcare information.The article references the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the National Cancer Institute, both of which are also respected resources in the medical field. The article was updated by Yi-Bin Chen, a doctor at Mass General Hospital, who has a MD from Harvard Medical School and specializes in cancer. It was also reviewed by David Zieve the medical director of A.D.A.M, a credible medical source of information, and Isla Ogilvie, PhD also from A.D.A.M. The Medlineplus’s mission is to inform the general public and others about health, medical, and wellness information. The article is to inform patients about papillary carcinoma such as the causes, symptoms, and treatments. The information was last updated by the aforementioned Yi-Bin Chen, on March 3rd, 2014. This source is very similar to more updated sources, as the way to diagnose thyroid cancer is the same now as when it was last updated. The information has unlikely been changed as I’ve compared it with other resources and the information matches more updated sources. This information complements my primary source of how thyroid cancer is diagnosed. This source offers a background and statistics on thyroid cancer, which increases and complements my coverage on thyroid cancer. The article provides details on how thyroid cancer is diagnosed by explaining the treatment if the lump on the neck is larger than one centimeter and the first steps that a physician will take if a lump on the neck is found.

"Do We Know What Causes Thyroid Cancer?" American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 2015. Web. 18 Dec. 2015. <>.

Ferrara, Miranda Herbert, ed. "Thyroid Cancer." Gale. Gale, 2010. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <>.

"Figure 3." Thyroid Disease Manager. Thyroid Disease Manager, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <>.

Forney, Frank. "Anatomy of the Thyroid Glands, Parathyroids, and Thymus." Gale Group. N.p., 2010. Web. 22 Dec. 2015. <>.

Ryan, Linda. E-mail interview. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Thyroid Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2015. <>.

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Reuters, Thomas. “2015 Thyroid Cancer Disease Briefing.”:M2PressWIRE. n. pag. Print.

The author of this article is questionable to weather or not he is creditable but it seems that he has wrote other newspaper pieces.The organisation EBSCOHOST is a trustworthy school approved database and source of article for my research. This article has no bias I noticed right away, the soul purpose of the author was to inform his readers on his topic. This article was very current, from only a couple of months ago that is how i know it is up to date and a credible source. this article provides lots of detail and support of the writers evidence, this enhanced my research and data

“Thyroid Cancer.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 14 Apr. 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2015. <>.

“What Is Thyroid Cancer?” American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 17 Mar. 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015. <>.