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What is anaplastic thyroid cancer?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Urbanic
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Dr. Inderjit Deol
Agree. This is the most aggressive type of thyroid cancer. The treatment is surgical removal, radiation and chemotherapy.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very bad cancer

This is a rare form of thyroid cancer with a poor prognosis.
If you or someone you know has this diagnosis, he/she should seek help from a head and neck surgeon, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist asap.

In brief: Very bad cancer

This is a rare form of thyroid cancer with a poor prognosis.
If you or someone you know has this diagnosis, he/she should seek help from a head and neck surgeon, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist asap.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
Dr. Hassan Arshad
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Aggressive

Be sure the diagnosis is made by at least two pathologists who agree.
Anaplastic thyroid cancer / carcinoma is an aggressive disease with no known risk factors (except perhaps a tiny pre-existing low-grade tumor too small to feel). It seems to strike adults at random and is not one of those cancers that are easy to treat.

In brief: Aggressive

Be sure the diagnosis is made by at least two pathologists who agree.
Anaplastic thyroid cancer / carcinoma is an aggressive disease with no known risk factors (except perhaps a tiny pre-existing low-grade tumor too small to feel). It seems to strike adults at random and is not one of those cancers that are easy to treat.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Anaplastic carcinoma

Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the most aggressive and most lethal form of thyroid cancer. It is almost always universally fatal.
Chief Justice Renquist died of this shortly after the 2nd inauguration of George W. Bush.

In brief: Anaplastic carcinoma

Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the most aggressive and most lethal form of thyroid cancer. It is almost always universally fatal.
Chief Justice Renquist died of this shortly after the 2nd inauguration of George W. Bush.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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