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When your care team determines your diagnosis, they also assess what stage of thyroid cancer you have. Staging describes:
Size of the tumor
Location of the cancer
Whether the cancer has spread and, if so, to where
A thyroid cancer diagnosis and its staging help you and your doctor make decisions about your treatment plan. This information is also helpful in determining your prognosis (probable outcome based on the experience of others). Your physician will go over your stage with you at your clinic visit.
Choosing Stanford means you’ll receive the most up-to-date treatment for thyroid cancer from nationally regarded endocrine tumor experts. Our specialists provide thorough diagnosis and expert surgical and nuclear medicine treatment for all types of thyroid cancer, including recurrent disease.
The Stanford Head & Neck Cancer Program offers highly experienced doctors, personalized clinical care and treatment, and leading edge clinical research.