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What are the types of thyroid cancer?

What are the types of thyroid cancer?

Generally 4 types: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer. 1)papillary (most common), 2)follicular and hurthle cells, 3)medullary and 4)anaplastic (least common and most aggressive). Lymphoma and metastatic disease from other cancer (renal cell, melanoma) can also go to the thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Thyroid cancer arises in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more


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How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?

FNA or surgery: The best way to diagnose thyroid cancer is in surgery. The surgical specimen give you the most tissue to look at. It can also give you a "gross" view of whether the nodule had spread through the thyroid capsule (an indication of cancer). That being said, most patients don't jump to surgery right away. In that case, an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration is often perform to eval cancer. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Lump in the neck: Thyroid cancers may produce a lump in neck over the thyroid; if functional, the tumor may express as hyperthyroidism and cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, weight loss, intolerance to heat etc. Many cancers may be asymptomatic and may only be picked up during a physical examination. Some may not become apparent till metastases develop in the local lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is anaplastic thyroid cancer?

What is anaplastic thyroid cancer?

An aggressive tumor: This is an aggressive form of thyroid cancer that can come back rapidly and is general treated with a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

4 types: Papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic both papillary and follicular cancers are typically treated with complete removal of the lobe of the thyroid that harbors the cancer, in addition to the removal of most or all of the other side. Medullary cancer of the thyroid is significantly less common, but has a worse prognosis. Thyroid cancer anaplastic has a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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How is thyroid cancer treated?

Surgery: Surgery is the best way to treat thyroid cancer. Radioactive iodine and some drugs also treat thyroid cancer but these are typically done after surgery. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer: what are the odds they have the diagnosis wrong?

Thyroid cancer: what are the odds they have the diagnosis wrong?

Who diagnosed?: If a pathologist made the diagnosis, the odds of wrong diagnosis are very very low. Denial by the patient is far more likely than wrong diagnosis by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What kind of thyroid cancer do I have?

Depends: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular/hurthle cell, medullary and anaplastic. Papillary is most common (75% of all thyroid cancer) so if you have thyroid cancer, this's probably what you have. Anaplastic is very aggressive and is deadly, so you most likely do not have this one. The only way to know is through a thyroid biopsy or surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

Gland in neck cancer: A malignant growth in the gland in the front of the neck. Cancer can spread and the thyroid needs to be removed. Sometimes there is just one or multiple cancers in the whole gland. Lymph nodes and further spread needs to be evaluated and appropriate therapy given. Overall thyroid cancer has high cure rates. ...Read more

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What are the rates of survival for thyroid cancer?

It depends: Papillary thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 93% iv 51% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 follicular thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 71% iv 50% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 medullary thyroid cancer** stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii 98%. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Charles A Bryant
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High Calcium Levels In Blood (Definition)

Defining a high level depends on the normal range of the laboratory measuring the calcium level. There is variability. Commonly a high value is greater than 10.5 mg/dl. However some patients may have fluctuating values ...Read more