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Most people with thyroid cancer do not have any known risk factors for thyroid cancer, so it is often difficult to prevent. Your best chances of a cure for thyroid cancer is to start therapy when the cancer first begins to grow.
Thyroid cancer has been linked to low iodine levels in the diet and to radiation exposure, especially during childhood. In the United States, iodine is added to salt and some breads. This supplementation helps to reduce the risk of thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer.
Early diagnosis is key to treatment and recovery. Learn more about diagnosing thryoid cancer or meet our team of thyroid experts at the Head and Neck Cancer Program.
Choosing Stanford means you’ll receive the most up-to-date treatment for thyroid cancer from nationally regarded endocrine tumor experts. Our specialists provide thorough diagnosis and expert surgical and nuclear medicine treatment for all types of thyroid cancer, including recurrent disease.
The Stanford Head & Neck Cancer Program offers highly experienced doctors, personalized clinical care and treatment, and leading edge clinical research.