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Anaplastic Carcinoma Of The Thyroid

Overview

Anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid is a kind of cancer of the thyroid gland. The cancer grows at the fast pace and normally affects people after the age of 60 years. Females are more prone towards the disease as compared to males. It is a very aggressive and uncommon condition that hardly constitutes 1% of total cases of thyroid cancer. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the alternative name of the condition.


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Causes

The cancer of cancer is still unknown.


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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms that are experienced by persons affecting from the cancer are:

  • Cough
  • Loud breathing
  • Lower neck masses
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Changing voice or hoarseness
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Prevention

There is no prevention of the anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid.


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Treatments
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Anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid is treated by performing surgery or radiation therapy. The surgery is performed to remove the tumor. During surgery, a tube is placed inside the throat so that a person does not face any problem regarding breathing. Radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy may be performed, but hardly shows any effective results. However, an undeniable fact is that the cancer does not get treated effectively even after taking surgery or radiation therapy. And normally it has been seen that a patient dies within the time span of 1 year after getting diagnosed with the cancer.

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