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Case Study: The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP

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This is the story of a 13-year-old who awoke with a sharp pain in her neck and noticed that a corner of her orthodontic retainer was missing. The doctors not only found the missing retainer piece — they discovered the patient had thyroid cancer.

Expert Care for Thyroid Disorders

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Each year, The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP evaluates approximately 200 new patients with thyroid nodules, performs more than 70 thyroid surgeries, and manages approximately 100 active cases of thyroid cancer.