Cancer trends - Cancers of the thyroid

Publication date: 
October, 2012
Related staff: 
Dr Sandra Deady (former staff)
Dr Harry Comber (former staff)

This report outlines data on thyroid cancer gathered for 2006-2010. The thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck around the trachea and beneath the larynx, is part of the endocrine system and is responsible for the production of thyroid hormone. During the most recent five years for which data is available (2006-2010), an average of 162 cases per year was diagnosed.

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