endocrine gland cancer located in the thryoid gland located in the neck below the thyroid cartilage
There are four types of thyroid cancer:
|Type of Thyroid Cancer:||This Type Makes Up...||Does it Grow Slowly or Quickly?||Can it Metastasize (Spread)?||How Do People Do with Treatment?|
|Papillary||70% of all thyroid cancers||Slowly||Yes, but not quickly||People do well with treatment; patients under 45 rarely die from papillary thyroid cancer|
|Follicular||10-15% of all thyroid cancers||Slowly||Yes, through the bloodstream and into other organs, like the lungs||People do well with treatment; patients under 45 rarely die from follicular thyroid cancer|
|Medullary||4% of all thyroid cancers||Usually slowly||Yes, early on||People do well if the cancer is only in the thyroid gland, but not as well if it has spread to other body parts|
|Anaplastic||2% of all thyroid cancers||Quickest of all thyroid cancers||Yes, very quickly|
- "Thyroid Cancer". Cleveland Clinic Online, www.my.clevelandclinic.org. Cleveland Clinic. August 20, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.