When suffering from iodine deficiency, a person’s thyroid gland may develop nodules, and these nodules can go on to form cancer. Such enlargement of thyroid gland is called goitre. One of the problems in development of thyroid gland is that if doctors give the treatment for thyroid hormone, when it is actually caused by iodine deficiency, it poses an increased risk of breast cancer.
In many cases, the risk factor of thyroid cancer is unknown. Iodine deficiency used to produce a lot of cases of thyroid cancer once, but with the increased consumption of iodized salt and other sources of iodine, iodine deficiency is rare in western countries.
The failure to diagnose and treat iodine deficiency is one of the main factors for the development of breast cancer in women, and it also poses similar risk for development of thyroid cancer. Women need to ensure that their thyroid cancer diet contains enough of iodine if diagnosed with it. But they should prevent it from occurring by ensuring its adequate intake by making it a part of their regular healthy diet plan.
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