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What are the stages of papillary or follicular thyroid cancer in patients under age 45?

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Here’s what each stage of thyroid cancer means in patients under 45:

  • Stage I -- The tumor can be any size. It may have spread nearby tissues or nearby lymph nodes. But it hasn’t spread to other parts of the body.
  • Stage II -- The tumor is any size. Cancer may have spread to your lymph nodes. It also has spread to other parts of your body, like your lungs or bones.

SOURCES

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology: “AACE/AAES Medical/Surgical Guidelines for Clinical Practice: Management of Thyroid Carcinoma.”

American Thyroid Association: “Thyroid Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Thyroid Cancer.”

 

Reviewed by Suchita Pakkala on October 30, 2016

SOURCES

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology: “AACE/AAES Medical/Surgical Guidelines for Clinical Practice: Management of Thyroid Carcinoma.”

American Thyroid Association: “Thyroid Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Thyroid Cancer.”

 

Reviewed by Suchita Pakkala on October 30, 2016

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