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Thyroid Tumor Staging
Defining the size and characteristics of a cancerous thyroid tumor
After thyroid cancer is diagnosed, it is staged. “Staging” is a tool your doctor uses to classify characteristics about your malignant thyroid tumor. Staging the tumor helps your doctor determine the best treatment for your type of thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Cancer Treatments
To treat your thyroid cancer, your doctor will create a thyroid cancer treatment plan. Learn what may be in that plan, including thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine, and radiation therapy.
Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
Tests and Exams to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer diagnosis is a process of blood tests, lab tests, imaging tests (CT scans, for example), and a physical exam. Learn what your doctor will do in diagnosing thyroid cancer.
Incidence and Types of Thyroid Cancer
Papillary, Follicular, Medullary, and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers
The National Cancer Institute indicates that thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine-related cancer and estimates 64,330 new cases in 2016. Thyroid cancer represents approximately 3.8% of all new cancer cases.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Possible Causes, and Risk Factors
Age, Family History, and Radiation Exposure Possible Thyroid Cancer Causes
If you feel a lump or nodule in your neck, see a change in the size or shape of your neck, make an appointment with your doctor. Early detection of thyroid cancer is essential for a good treatment outcome.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Treatments
For this form of thyroid cancer, a total thyroidectomy--surgery to remove the entire thyroid--is the only option.
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and Familial
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Article provides basic information about thyroid cancer. Includes a discussion of papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options are also discussed.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
Disorders of the Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Thyroid Cancer
Article covers the basics of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. which is different from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Learn about common symptoms and treatments for MEN 2.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Overview
A rare form of thyroid cancer.
Medullary thyroid cancer, unlike other forms of thyroid cancer, may be sporadic or inherited, requiring the care of a surgeon who specializes in treating this type of cancer.

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