MEN syndrome

Medullary thyroid carcinoma

What is medullary thyroid carcinoma? Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour starts from specialized C cells normally found in the thyroid gland. What are C cells? C cells (also called parafollicular cells) are a type of neuroendocrine cell that make a hormone called calcitonin. Calcitonin is very important because it …
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