Papillary Thyroid Cancer - Key Clinical Characteristics
The most common form of thyroid cancer, accounts for 80-90% of all thyroid cancer.
The incidence of papillary thyroid cancer is rising in the U.S.
This form of thyroid cancer is more common among women.
Radiation exposure during childhood is a risk factor for the development of this form of thyroid cancer.
With effective therapy, long term survival rates exceed 95-98% for most patients with this form of thyroid cancer.
Thyroid cancer arises from mutations in specific genes.