Thyroid Cancer—Patient Version

Overview

There are four main types of thyroid cancer. These are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. Papillary is the most common type. The four types differ in how aggressive they are. Thyroid cancer that is found at an early stage can often be treated successfully. Explore the links on this page to learn more about thyroid cancer treatment, screening, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of thyroid cancer.

Screening

PDQ Screening Information for Patients

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care

Statistics

Thyroid Cancer Statistics | Did You Know?