- Q What are the types of thyroid cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyWhile there are multiple types of thyroid cancer, the most common types are papillary and follicular, both of which are called well differentiated thyroid cancers. Hurthle cell carcinoma is less common as is the medullary type, the latter being... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyThe majority of thyroid cancer patients are asymptomatic (have no symptoms). About 75% of patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer present to their doctor with a neck mass. Others are found to have a mass palpable on routine physical examination by their... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of anaplastic thyroid cancer?
The symptoms of anaplastic thyroid cancer do not show up until the disease is in its later stages. Once the tumor begins to grow, it grows quickly and becomes painful. Besides the tumor, which can easily be felt by pressing on the skin of the neck, other... Full Answer
- Q How is papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed?
Your doctor may be able to diagnose thyroid cancer simply by feeling your neck during a physical examination. Blood tests can measure the level of thyroid hormones in your blood. An ultrasound or thyroid scan can allow your doctor to see an image of your... Full Answer