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Hurdle cell cancer (HEERT-luh) is a rare cancer that affects the thyroid.
- The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. It secretes hormones that are important in regulating your body’s metabolism.
- Hurthle cell cancer is also called Hurthle cell carcinoma or oxyphilic cell carcinoma. Hurdle cell cancer is one of the many cancers that affect the thyroid.
- Barrier cell cancer can be more aggressive than other types of thyroid cancer. Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment.Hurthle cell cancer Treatment Hyderabad
Hurdle cell cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms and is sometimes diagnosed on a physical exam or an imaging test for another reason.Hurthle cell cancer Treatment Hyderabad
The signs and symptoms of Hurthle cell cancer can include:
- A lump on the back of your neck, right under your Adam’s apple
- Pain in the neck or throat
- Hoarseness or other changes in your voice
- shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
It is not known what causes Hurthle cell cancer.
- Doctors know that cancer begins when a cell develops defects in its DNA – the genetic material that contains instructions for biochemical processes in your body. When DNA is altered or damaged, these genes may not work properly, leading to uncontrolled growth of cells and eventually a mass (tumor) of cancer cells (malignant cells).
Factors that increase your risk of developing thyroid cancer include:
- Be a woman
- Be older
- Have a history of radiation therapy to the head and neck.Hurthle cell cancer Treatment Hyderabad