Indicator Report - Thyroid Cancer
Why Is This Important?Thyroid cancer is a cancer that forms in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the base of the throat whose function is making hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.
Some known risk factors for developing thyroid cancer include: being female, adults ages 20 to 60, exposure to ionized radiation, a diet low in iodine, and certain hereditary conditions (www.cancer.org).
Data NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
Data SourcesThe cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract N01-PC-35141 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah. Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.
DefinitionThe rate of thyroid cancer in Utah per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/10/2012