American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine

Role of Clinical Lab Testing in Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Cancer-2012

 

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There are four main types of thyroid cancers: papillary, follicular, anaplastic, and medullary cancer. About 80% of thyroid cancer cases are papillary. This type affects more women than men and is more common in younger people. Follicular and anaplastic cancers are more aggressive diseases that tend to occur in older women. Anaplastic cancer is also notoriously difficult to treat. Medullary thyroid cancers produce calcitonin and account for 3% of thyroid cancers. Register for this webinar and learn why clinical laboratory testing is a crucial component in detection and management of thyroid cancer.