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What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Thyroid cancer

Different types of thyroid cancer- in general it is divided in to: well differentiated cancer ( follicular, papillary cancer), medullary thyroid cancer and undifferentiated cancer ( anaplastic cancer).

In brief: Thyroid cancer

Different types of thyroid cancer- in general it is divided in to: well differentiated cancer ( follicular, papillary cancer), medullary thyroid cancer and undifferentiated cancer ( anaplastic cancer).
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 3 categories

Thyroid cancer is divided into 3 general categories: 1) well-differentiated (papillary, follicular, hurthle cell) 2) poorly differentiated 3) undifferentiated (anaplastic).

In brief: 3 categories

Thyroid cancer is divided into 3 general categories: 1) well-differentiated (papillary, follicular, hurthle cell) 2) poorly differentiated 3) undifferentiated (anaplastic).
Dr. Alen Cohen
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