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Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Treatment

Treatment This type of cancer is treated with surgery to remove the tumor, or radiation therapy, or both. Surgery may require placement of a tube in the throat to help breathing (tracheostomy). This tumor does not respond to radioactive iodine, … Read more

Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs * Cough * Coughing up blood * Difficulty swallowing * Hoarseness or changing voice * Loud breathing * Lower neck mass, often noted to be enlarging Diagnosis & Tests A physical examination may show a neck mass. … Read more

Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Overview, Causes

Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Overview, Causes

Alternate Names : Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid Definition Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma is an aggressive form of cancer of the thyroid gland. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Anaplastic thyroid cancer grows very rapidly and is an invasive type of thyroid … Read more