Risk factors of thyroid carcinoma

Authors: Dana Nováková;  Martin Křenek;  Květuše Vošmiková;  Petr Vlček
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika nukleární medicíny a endokrinologie 2. LF UK a FN Motol Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. Petr Vlček, CSc.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2015; 61(7-8): 655-659
Category: Reviews


Thyroid cancer is one of the world’s fastest growing tumor incidences. The number of new cases has particularly increased in differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma. In the Czech Republic it is documented that the incidence of thyroid cancer continues to grow, since 1980 has increased four times. The Czech Republic has a higher incidence than most other European countries and at the same time is a country with average and declining mortality from this disease. This review summarizes the known risk factors that may contribute to the formation and rise of thyroid carcinomas.

Key words:
differentiated thyroid carcinoma – incidence – low risk carcinoma – microcarcinoma – risk factors


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