Although the incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing by roughly 4% a year, the mortality of the disease has not changed. The reason for the increase is not clear, but could be due to an increase in the number of ultrasound, MRI, and CT Scans of the neck being done for other reasons. Thus the cancers are being diagnosed at an earlier stage and thus more easily cured. The treatment and cure rate of thyroid cancer is dependent on the type and extent (how big and has it spread to other parts outside of the thyroid gland). At the CENTER we have extensive experience in treating all types of thyroid cancers; each type of cancer has it’s specific characteristic and has to be treated with this in mind.
Types of Thyroid Cancers
The four kinds of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. Papillary & Follicular are characterized generally as well differentiated (meaning they have more characteristics of the thyroid gland), while anaplastic is at the opposite end of the spectrum with little remaining similarity to the thyroid gland.
Information on Thyroid Cancer:
- Papillary Thyroid Cancer
- Follicular Thyroid Cancer
- Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
- Medullary Thyroid Cancer
- Anaplastic thyroid Cancer
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