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What age is Hashimotos diagnosed?

What age is Hashimotos diagnosed?

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing thyroid cancer. Use the menu to see other pages.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer. Although risk factors often influence the development of cancer, most do not directly cause cancer. Some people with several risk factors never develop cancer, while others with no known risk factors do. Knowing your risk factors and talking about them with your doctor may help you make more informed lifestyle and health care choices.

The following factors may raise a person’s risk of developing thyroid cancer:

Gender. Women are diagnosed with 3 of every 4 thyroid cancers.

Age. Thyroid cancer can occur at any age, but about two-thirds of all cases are found in people between the ages of 20 and 55. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is usually diagnosed after age 60. Older infants (10 months and older) and adolescents can develop medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), especially if they carry the RET proto-oncogene mutation (see below).

Genetics. Some types of thyroid cancer are associated with genetics. Below are some key facts about this disease, genes, and family history. If you are interested in learning more about your personal genetic risk, read this website’s article about getting genetic testing.

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