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Last Updated: 02/06/19

Thyroid SPOREs

As of 2019, thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States and includes four main types: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. In 2015, there were an estimated 765,547 people in the United States living with thyroid cancer. In 2019, it is estimated that there will be 52,070 new cases of thyroid cancer and 2,170 deaths. Thyroid cancer is more common in women than men and includes risk factors such as a family history of thyroid disease/cancer, childhood exposure to radiation to the head and neck, exposure to radioactive fallout, a personal history of goiter, and certain genetic conditions. The first Thyroid SPORE was funded in 2013.