Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) accounts for 5-10% of all thyroid cancers. MTC is a rare type of thyroid cancer that comes from a group of thyroid cells that are called parafollicular C-cells.  These C-cells are different from the cells in differentiated thyroid cancer in the sense that they do not make thyroid hormone, they are not responsive to TSH stimulation, and they make a different protein called calcitonin.  There are two types of medullary thyroid cancer: sporadic and familial.

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About Cancer Girl

Living with microscopic metastatic disease since diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, follicular variant thyroid cancer, and papillary microcarcinoma in the fall 2008; Chris has written for Dear Thyroid, Everyday Health, Lifescript, and Team Thyroid on what living the new normal means.

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