Thyroid cancer in young girls: I didn,t expect it



When I was reading some papers about cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYA) I was shocked when I discovered the high relative incidence of thyroid cancer in young girls. After the Chernobyl disaster we know that radiation exposure is a risk factor but little is known about other associations.Incidence rate: 1/200.000

I got a clear take home message: Don,t forget to include the thyroid in the physical examination of an adolescent or young adult girl.