What types of thyroid cancer may occur?

There are four main types of thyroid cancer. These are listed below. The papillary and follicular types are sometimes grouped together and are called differentiated thyroid cancer. 1. Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. It's usually slow growing and is most common in women and in younger people.
2. Follicular thyroid cancer is less common than papillary thyroid cancer and usually affects slightly older people. It can spread to other parts of the body such as the lung or bones.
3. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is also rare. It tends to grow more quickly than other types of thyroid cancer and can be more difficult to treat. About three in 20 people with thyroid cancer have this type. It's more common in older people and women.
4. Medullary thyroid cancer is rare and affects about one in 20 people with thyroid cancer. For around one in every four people with medullary thyroid cancer it's a hereditary condition, which means it's passed down through family generations. It can spread to other parts of body, such as the lungs and bones.


It's also possible to get another type of cancer, called lymphoma in your thyroid gland, although this is rare.
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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...
Several. There are many different types of thyroid malignancies (cancer), but papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma and medullary carcinoma account for the most. These are treated with surgery first, and then depending on age and stage, addition of radioactive iodine, or perhaps molecular targeted therapies (for medullary carcinoma specifically). Read more...
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How many types of thyroid cancer are there?

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/. Read more...
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. Read more...

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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I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

No. The treatment is surgery. There are no known treatments using supplements or diet and delay can increase risk of cancer spread. The best treatment is thyroidectomy by a high volume expert surgeon. Steve jobs of apple tried unproven therapies when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer instead of having surgery before his cancer spread. Read more...
Don't play around. You have thyroid cancer. Please use treatment techniques that have been proven and clinically tested (surgery, radioactive iodine remnant ablation, thyroid hormone replacement). There is no alternative medicine to treat thyroid cancer. Read more...

What type of chemo is used to treat thyroid cancer and if you had breast cancer and a sarcoma?

Which thyroid ca. It depends on the type of thyroid ca. A well differentiated thyroid ca ( papillary, folicular ) is sensitive to radio-iodine therapy and other therapies will be reserved later on. For medullary thyrod ca- there are 2 options available. Chemo or tki used in anaplastic.Discuss further with your oncologist.One thing to consider-you should see a genetician to r/o familial ca syndr like li-fraumeni etc. Read more...
None usually. The most common thyroid cancers such as papillary and follicular are treated with surgery followed by radioactive iodine. There are no chemotherapy agents that have been found to be effective for these thyroid cancers. One would consider being in a chemotherapy study if you had metastatic thyroid cancer that was not responding to radioactive iodine. Read more...

There has to be a marker in bloodwork to alert thyroid cancer may be present because most ppl have drs who nvr feel their necks so what is a signofit?

No marker. Most thyroid cancers that are not advanced with lymph node disease present with a solitary adenoma. That is a single, usually small lump about 1-2 cm. that if left to grow will eventually convert. Because the lesion is firm it is usually noted by the patient before the MD. All solitary lesions that are cold on scan should be removed by thyroid lobectomy. Read more...