About Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a major health concern in the United States affecting about 30,000 Americans each year.  The good news is that most thyroid cancers can be cured with appropriate treatment.  The types of thyroid cancer include:

Which account for the vast majority of newly diagnosed cases.

Far less common is medullary thyroid cancer arising from neuroendocrine cells within the thyroid.  The least common, but most aggressive form of thyroid cancer is anaplastic.  Also uncommonly, a primary lymphoma can arise from within the thyroid.