Who is most at risk for anaplastic thyroid cancer?

People who are elderly - 60 years old and more - are most at risk for anaplastic thyroid cancer. Women are even more at risk. The most uncommon form of thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer also affects people who have a family history of thyroid disease.

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