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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
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
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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