Thyroid Cancer: An Example of Malignant Neoplasia


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Which of the following is the major treatment for thyroid cancer:

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1. Which of the following may need to be given to a person as a direct result of a thyroidectomy and its effects on hormone levels?

2. The hormone that counteracts PTH is _____ and is produced by the _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The thyroid gland produces important hormones for bodily functions and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of thyroid cancer. You'll be assessed on the term thyroidectomy, as well as different hormones and cancer treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Hormones important to the regulation of the body's metabolism
  • Hormone that lowers calcium levels in the blood
  • Treatment for thyroid cancer

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding cancer and treatments of the thyroid gland
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what different hormone levels in the blood may reveal
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as thyroxine and triiodothyronine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding follicular and parafollicular cells and their function

Additional Learning

To learn more about thyroid cancer, review the accompanying lesson, Thyroid Cancer: An Example of Malignant Neoplasia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what the follicular and parafollicular cells do
  • Define thyroidectomy and describe the risks associated with it
  • Describe some of the functions of the thyroid gland
  • Differentiate between T3 and T4 hormones
  • List health issues associated with the thyroid gland