Thyroid Cancer Index

Featured: Thyroid Cancer Main Article

There are four major types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Tumors on the thyroid are referred to as thyroid nodules. Symptoms of thyroid cancer include swollen lymph nodes, pain in the throat, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and a lump near the Adam's apple. Treatment usually involves chemotherapy, surgery, radioactive iodine, hormone treatment or external radiation and depends upon the type of thyroid cancer, the patient's age, the tumor size, and whether the cancer has metastasized.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
    • Diarrhea Diarrhea is a change is the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Symptoms associated with diarrhea are cramping, abdominal...learn more »
      In This Article
      Diarrhea Article
      • Diarrhea facts
      • What is diarrhea?
      • What is the definition of diarrhea?
      • What symptoms are associated with diarrhea?
      • What are common causes of acute diarrhea?
      • Traveler's diarrhea
      • Viral gastroenteritis
      • Bacterial enterocolitis
      • Food poisoning
      • Parasites
      • Drugs
      • What are common causes of chronic diarrhea?
      • What kind of a doctor treats diarrhea?
      • When should the doctor be called for diarrhea?
      • How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?
      • What home remedies help the symptoms of diarrhea?
      • What medications are used to treat diarrhea?
      • When should antibiotics be used for diarrhea?
      • What are the complications of diarrhea?
      • How can dehydration be prevented and treated?
      • What about treatment of diarrhea in infants and young children?
      • What about treating diarrhea in older children and adults?
    • Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung...learn more »
    • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...learn more »
    • Liver (Anatomy and Function) The liver is the largest gland and organ in the body. There are a variety of liver diseases caused by liver inflammation,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Liver (Anatomy and Function) Article
      • Facts about the liver
      • What is the function of the liver?
      • What are symptoms of liver diseases?
      • What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
      • Liver disease causes (fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and infections)
      • Liver disease causes (medications, toxins, genetics, cancer, and others)
      • What kind of doctor treats liver disease?
      • How is an examination of the liver performed?
      • What is a liver biopsy?
      • Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
    • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the US. This conditions is caused by inflammation of the...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Article
      • Hashimoto's thyroiditis facts
      • What is Hashimoto's thyroditis?
      • What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • How is Hashimoto's thyroiditis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • Is there a special diet for someone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • Is there a natural treatment for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • Should I be concerned if I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to become pregnant?
      • Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for someone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Thyroid Cancer:

  • Anaplastic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of the Thyroid
  • Carcinoma of the Thyroid
  • Follicular Carcinoma
  • Medullary Carcinoma
  • Papillary Carcinoma
  • Thyroid Carcinoma