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the difference between papilary carcinmona and tall cell?

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what is the prognosis for those who have stage 1 papilary carcinoma with tall cell features with no lymph nodes involve. what is the difference between the papilary carcinmona and the tall cell?


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replied November 2nd, 2011
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common cancer of the thyroid gland which begins as a small lump (nodule) in the thyroid gland and tall cell variant type of carcinoma is the most common of the aggressive variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). It is characterized by cells having the nuclear features of PTC and whose height is at least twice or thrice their width.

It has a worse prognosis which depends on older age at presentation, larger tumor size, and high frequency of extrathyroid extension. Lymph node involvement in papillary thyroid cancer is common and does not affect survival, but the rapid development of metastasis if it occurs worsens the prognosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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