thyroid cancer

thyroid cancer
Cancer that forms in the thyroid gland (an organ at the base of the throat that makes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight). Four main types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. The four types are based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope.

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  • Thyroid cancer — refers to any of four kinds of malignant tumors of the thyroid gland: papillary, follicular, medullary or anaplastic. Papillary and follicular tumors are the most common. They grow slowly and may recur, but are generally not fatal in patients… …   Wikipedia

  • follicular thyroid cancer — Cancer that develops from cells in the follicular areas of the thyroid. One of the slow growing, highly treatable types of thyroid cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • papillary thyroid cancer — Cancer that forms in follicular cells in the thyroid and grows in small finger like shapes. It grows slowly, is more common in women than in men, and often occurs before age 45. It is the most common type of thyroid cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • anaplastic thyroid cancer — A rare, aggressive type of thyroid cancer in which the malignant (cancer) cells look very different from normal thyroid cells …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • familial medullary thyroid cancer — An inherited form of medullary thyroid cancer (cancer that forms in the cells of the thyroid that make the hormone calcitonin) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • thyroid cancer — any malignant tumour of the thyroid gland, of which there are four main types: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. These have characteristic presentations and degrees of malignancy, ranging from the papillary tumours, which tend to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • medullary thyroid cancer — Cancer that develops in C cells of the thyroid. The C cells make a hormone (calcitonin) that helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Medullary thyroid cancer — Classification and external resources Micrograph of medullary thyroid carcinoma. H E stain. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Follicular thyroid cancer — Classification and external resources Gross pathological section of a follicular thyroid adenoma (tumor at the bottom). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Papillary thyroid cancer — is the most common type of thyroid cancer in America, but not worldwide.Fact|date=April 2008 It occurs more frequently in women and presents in the 30 40 year age group. It is also the predominant cancer type in children with thyroid cancer, and… …   Wikipedia

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