Medullary thyroid cancer

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What is medullary thyroid cancer?

Medullary thyroid cancer is a tumor that usually presents as a mass in the neck or thyroid. It usually spreads (metastasizes) to the liver, lung, bone, and brain. There are two types: sporadic (non inherited) and inherited. Some symptoms may include hoarseness, enlarged thyroid (goiter), and cough.

Common symptoms reported by people with medullary thyroid cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for medullary thyroid cancer

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Compare treatments taken by people with medullary thyroid cancer

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Who has medullary thyroid cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 47 say medullary thyroid cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 6
40s 7
50s 9
60s 8
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 19
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from medullary thyroid cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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