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Thyroid cancer

Causes of thyroid cancer

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You may be more likely to get thyroid cancer if you're a woman, a close family member has had thyroid cancer, or you have another thyroid condition.

Things you can do to lower your risk of thyroid cancer and other cancers include losing weight, drinking less alcohol and not smoking.

Page last reviewed: 18/05/2023
Next review due: 18/05/2026