In 2015, about 62,400 new thyroid cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States. Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) – a rare form of cancer located in the thyroid gland at the base of the throat – represents only about three to four percent of all thyroid cancers. Of those cases, just one third will be locally advanced or metastatic disease.
While there are resources for people living with MTC, those with advanced disease (aMTC) often find themselves with questions and concerns that remain unanswered. aMTCsupport.com provides information for aMTC patients and caregivers who are affected by this disease, including:
- Videos featuring perspectives on the aMTC journey
- Information on coping with an aMTC diagnosis
- Sample questions for patients to ask their doctors
- A glossary of key terms
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