Overview of Thyroid Cancer Stages

Recurrent Thyroid Cancer (May 9, 2006)

Overview Thyroid cancer that has returned after treatment is called recurrent disease. Most cases of recurrent thyroid cancer occur in the neck region, but some also have distant metastases, or cancer... Continue Reading

Stage IV Thyroid Cancer (May 9, 2006)

Overview Stage IV thyroid cancer—also called metastatic disease—has spread beyond the thyroid to the soft tissues of the neck, lymph nodes in the neck, or distant locations in the body. The lungs and... Continue Reading

Stage III Thyroid Cancer (May 9, 2006)

Overview Stage III thyroid cancer is greater than 4 cm in diameter and is limited to the thyroid or may have minimal spread outside the thyroid. Lymph nodes near the trachea may be affected. Stage III... Continue Reading

Stage I-II Thyroid Cancer (May 9, 2006)

Overview Most stage I-II thyroid cancers are confined to the thyroid, but many include multiple sites of cancer within the thyroid. Thyroid cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes is still considered... Continue Reading

Overview of Thyroid Cancer Stages (May 9, 2006)

Overview The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and is attached to the lower part of the voice box (larynx) and to the upper part of the windpipe (trachea). It has two sides, or lobes, that... Continue Reading

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