Thyroid Cancer in the Thyroid & Types of Thyroid Cancer
- Papillary - most common - usually cured
- Follicular - usually cures
- Medullary - usually cured
- Anaplastic - hard to cure
What is a Thyroid?
Is it common?
It is the 8th most common cancer in the United States.
Factors which cause the cancer.
List of Effects
Lump in neck - growing quickly sometimes
Swelling in neck
Pain in neck, sometimes going up to ears
Voice changes that do not go away
Trouble swallowing and breathing
Constant cough not caused by a cold
What are the tests that are done?
List of Treatment
Targeted therapy - uses a substance that only attacks cancer cells, and not normal cells
Treatment depends on the type of cancer and how far it has spread
Many patients receive combination of treatments