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what is a papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant?

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Type of cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. The follicular variant is a subtype named because of how it looks under the microscope. It is treated the same as regular papillary cancer.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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