Papillary thyroid carcinoma


NCI: Cancer that forms in follicular cells in the thyroid and grows in small finger-like shapes. It grows slowly, is more common in women than in men, and often occurs before age 45. It is the most common type of thyroid cancer.,NCI: A differentiated adenocarcinoma arising from the follicular cells of the thyroid gland. It is linked to radiation exposure and is the most common malignant thyroid lesion, comprising 75% to 80% of all thyroid cancers in iodine sufficient countries. Diagnostic procedures include: thyroid function tests, thyroid radioisotope scanning, thyroid ultrasound, and fine needle biopsy. Microscopically, the diagnosis is based on the distinct characteristics of the malignant cells, which include enlargement, oval shape, elongation, and overlapping of the nuclei. The nuclei also display clearing or have a ground glass appearance. Depending on the size and spread of the disease, surgical options include lobectomy, and partial or complete thyroidectomy. Adjuvant treatment options include: radio

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