NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,158 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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papillary thyroid cancer
(PA-pih-LAYR-ee THY-royd KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in follicular cells in the thyroid and grows in small finger-like shapes. It grows slowly, is more common in women than in men, and often occurs before age 45. It is the most common type of thyroid cancer.