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The more common types of thyroid cancer are named for where they start in the cells. The major types are:
Differentiated thyroid cancer:
Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer, making up about 85 percent of all thyroid cancers and is found in the broadest spectrum of age groups from children to elderly adults.
Follicular accounts for about 10 percent of thyroid cancers. It can spread to nearby lymph nodes, as well as distant areas of the body.
Hurthle cell thyroid cancer This cancer is a subtype of follicular thyroid cancer. These cancers make up about 3% of all thyroid cancers. They are more difficult to diagnose and treat.
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.