Cellular Classification of Thyroid Cancer
Cell type is an important determinant of prognosis in thyroid cancer. There are four main varieties of thyroid cancer (although, for clinical management of the patient, thyroid cancer is generally divided into two categories: well differentiated or poorly differentiated):
- Papillary carcinoma.
- Papillary/follicular carcinoma.
- Follicular carcinoma.
- Medullary carcinoma.
- Anaplastic carcinoma.
- Small cell carcinoma.
- Giant cell carcinoma.
A definition for each major type can be found under stage information.
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