Hurthle Cell Cancer

Hurthle Cell Cancer

It is defined as cancer of thyroid gland. Thyroid gland located at the neck in front of the trachea. It is butterfly in shape and secrete T3 and T4 hormone which are necessary for normal metabolism of the body.


Signs and symptoms include:Hurthle Cell Cancer SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Lump at neck
  • Pain in throat

The exact cause of thyroid cancer is not known yet. Mutation causes the error in the DNA due to which cells grow in abnormal fashion and disturb the function of the whole organ.


Complications include:

  • Cancer cells metastasize to other part of the body. Cancer cell spread through lymphatic and hematogenous ways.
  • Growing cancer cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

Diagnostic tests include:

  • Physical test to check any physical abnormality and tenderness and swelling around the neck.
  • Blood test to check the level of thyroid hormone.
  • Imaging test like x-ray and CT scan for the detail image of the thyroid gland.
  • Biopsy of thyroid tissue to see the type and stage of cancer.

Treatment option for thyroid cancer include:

  • Thyroidectomy to remove the whole thyroid gland is the most common option of treatment for thyroid cancer.
  • Radioactive iodine therapy to destroy the cancerous cells with the help off the radioactive iodine.
  • Radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy
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