Thread: Thyroid Cancer?
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: Thyroid Cancer?

Most likely she has papillary or follicular. If they have determined that she has cancer, then they already know what type she has. The one you want to worry about is "anaplastic." This is the one that mostly likely occurs in elderly folks. That would be the only risk factor your grandmother has for this--her age. This type of cancer is VERY aggressive and your grandmother, if she had this type, probably would have been having other symptoms because it grows so fast and aggressively. The symptoms usually get people to the doctor PRONTO. Thought they never said it, I'm sure that Judge Rehnquist, who passed away a few years ago from this, had this type. He didn't live long after his diagnosis. If this is what your grandmother had, they would have had her in immediately to let her know--it's that drastic.