Papillary thyroid cancer

Overview

Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form of cancer of the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck (thyroid). It arises from follicular cells, which produce and store thyroid hormones. Papillary thyroid cancer can occur at any age, but it most often affects people ages 30-50.

Treatments

Treatment includes surgery, radioactive iodine, and medication.

Last Updated Sep 11, 2019


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