Medullary thyroid carcinoma

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Medullary thyroid carcinoma originates from parafollicular, also called C-cells, of the thyroid gland. In four clinical forms:

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Total thyroidectomy, external radiation (C cells do not accumulate iodine), chemotherapy.

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Despite the aggressiveness, the prognosis is favorable - 75% of patients survive for 15 years.

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