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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 (

Thyroid Cancer Incidence by Year and Sex, Utah, 1990-2008

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.

Data Sources

The 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.

Other Views


The rate of thyroid cancer in Utah per 100,000 population.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of incidents of thyroid cancer among Utah population for a specific time period (ICD-10: C73).
Denominator: Population of Utah for a specific period of time.

Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/10/2012
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:19 MST