Thyroid cancer: uncommon but mostly treatable


The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, and when the cells inside grow abnormally, it results in thyroid cancer. — Darryl Leja/The National Human Genome Research Institute/Wikimedia Commons

Thyroid cancer is the eigth most common cancer amongst females in Malaysia with the incidence of 3.8 per 100,000-population.

While this cancer is definitely not as common as breast cancer, public awareness of this disease remains poor.

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