Thyroid Cancer Treatment News and Information

What is Thyroid Cancer? (Definition)

Thyroid cancer is a form of cancer which starts in the thyroid gland. Thyroid cancer does not always cause symptoms; often, the first sign of thyroid cancer is a thyroid nodule. According to the American Thyroid Association, thyroid cancer is usually very treatable and is often cured with surgery and, if indicated, radioactive iodine.

The main types of thyroid cancer are:

  • Differentiated (including papillary, follicular and Hṻrthle cell)
  • Medullary
  • Anaplastic (an aggressive undifferentiated tumor)

Even when thyroid cancer is more advanced, effective treatment is available for the most common forms of thyroid cancer. The prognosis for most patients with papillary and follicular thyroid cancer is usually excellent.

See below for updated news and information regarding Thyroid Cancer including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Thyroid Cancer Treatment News and Research

Thyroid Cancer News: New Discovery Represents Important Milestone in Fight Against Thyroid Cancer

(UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA FACULTY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY) According to a recent press release, a new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine and recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which ...
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