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Thyroid cancer stages

Making an educated treatment decision begins with the stage, or progression, of the disease. The stage of thyroid cancer is one of the most important factors in evaluating treatment options.

Our cancer doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate thyroid cancer and develop an individualized treatment plan. If you have been recently diagnosed, we will review your pathology to confirm you have received the correct diagnosis and staging information, and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach that is suited to your needs.

Video: Cancer Staging

Cancer Staging

Stage IV anaplastic thyroid cancer

Anaplastic/undifferentiated thyroid cancers are much more aggressive than the other subtypes and are all considered stage IV:

  • Stage IVA: The primary tumor is contained within the thyroid gland, although it may or may not have spread to nearby lymph nodes. It has not spread to distant organs.
  • Stage IVB: The tumor has spread outside of the thyroid gland, and cancer cells may or may not have been found in regional lymph nodes, but have not reached distant sites.
  • Stage IVC: The cancer cells have spread beyond the thyroid gland to more distant parts of the body.

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