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How many types of thyroid cancer are there?

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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 categories:well-differentiated types which includes papillary, follicular and hurthle cell carcinoma subtypes, poorly differentiated types and anaplastic carcinoma.
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In brief: 3 categories

Thyroid cancer is divided into 3 categories:well-differentiated types which includes papillary, follicular and hurthle cell carcinoma subtypes, poorly differentiated types and anaplastic carcinoma.
For more information you can go to my website at http://www.Cvsurgicalgroup.Com/services/thyroid-surgery/thyroid-cancer-surgery/.
Dr. Alen Cohen
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Four

The four main types are 1) papillary - very good prognosis, 2) follicular - not quite as good, 3) medullary - intermediate prognosis and may be associated with a familial syndrome called men, 4) anaplastic - very rapidly growing.
Lymphomas occasionally occur in the thyroid and metastases from other cancers uncommonly occur in the thyroid, as well.

In brief: Four

The four main types are 1) papillary - very good prognosis, 2) follicular - not quite as good, 3) medullary - intermediate prognosis and may be associated with a familial syndrome called men, 4) anaplastic - very rapidly growing.
Lymphomas occasionally occur in the thyroid and metastases from other cancers uncommonly occur in the thyroid, as well.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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