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How do I care for someone with anaplastic thyroid cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Caring for someone with anaplastic thyroid cancer depends on where they are in the illness. People newly diagnosed will need care after surgery, as well as support getting to and from treatments. It is important for people with cancer to eat well and keep up their strength. Participating in a support group may also be helpful. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is fast-growing and treatment plans are generally aggressive, but many people live for only about six months after diagnosis.

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