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Brooke Burke-Charvet: 8 things you should know about thyroid cancer

Dancing-with-the-Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet recently underwent surgery for thyroid cancer, so we were happy to hear that the procedure was a success.[sidebar]Although no one wants a diagnosis of cancer, the good news is that thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable types, says Dr. John Yim, professor of surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center. More and more people around the world are being diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, although no one is sure why.But the five-year-survival rate for early papillary cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer, is about 100 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. A person with cancer who lives for five years without a recurrence of their condition is usually considered cured.Here are some facts you should know about thyroid cancer:1. Many thyroid cancers are found by accident. For instance, they might show up on an ultrasound of the carotid artery in the neck, says Yim. Or a p...

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