NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,351 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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stage IV papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (55 years and older)
(... PA-pih-LAYR-ee ... fuh-LIH-kyoo-ler THY-royd KAN-ser ...)
Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB. In stage IVA, the tumor is any size and cancer has spread to tissue in front of the spine or has surrounded the carotid artery or the blood vessels in the area between the lungs. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes. In stage IVB, the tumor is any size and cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or bones. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.