Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Women are two to three times more likely to develop it than men.
Thyroid cancer which registers about 56, 000 new cases each year in the U.S., according to Endocrine Web will start as a trouble-free lump in the thyroid which augments in size over a period of time.
Researchers report that the drug, Nexavar could be effective in slowing down the progression of advanced thyroid cancer.
Participants in the study were those who participated in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Scot Jacobson has named his tumor Wilson after the ball from the movie Castaway.