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Stages and types

There are different types of thyroid cancer. The stage of a cancer tells you its size and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. 

Types of thyroid cancer

The most common type of thyroid cancer is called papillary thyroid cancer. Find out more about this and the rarer types of thyroid cancer.

TNM staging

Find out about the tumour, node and metastasis (TNM) staging system for thyroid cancer.

Number stages for papillary and follicular thyroid cancer

The number staging for papillary and follicular thyroid cancer are the same.

Number stages for medullary thyroid cancer

Find out about the number stages of medullary thyroid cancer.

Number stages for anaplastic thyroid cancer

Read about the number stages of anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Last reviewed: 
03 May 2018

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