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Thyroid carcinoma (also known as thyroid cancer) is a rare cancer in children. It forms in the thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the neck base that produces hormones that play a critical role in a child's growth and metabolism. Some thyroid
cancer cases are due to high exposure to radiation or rare familial conditions, but most thyroid cancers occur in children with no known risk factors.
Our team at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center collaborates with the experts at the Boston Children's Thyroid Center to treat children with thyroid carcinoma.
Learn more about how we diagnose and treat childhood thyroid carcinoma.